Ethereum: Post-Merge opportunity costs have this to say about ETH

On 15 September, Ethereum underwent the much-anticipated Merge. The feat demonstrated the exceptional skills of the devs contributing to Ethereum’s code and vision. However, despite the hype associated with the network, the question is – Did the outcome match its set goal(s)? Opportunity costs intact The Merge involved the most significant technical update since its … Read more

Research: Is ETH inflationary or deflationary after the Merge?

One of the most heated debates surrounding Ethereum’s transition to a Proof-of-Stake network focused on the issuance of ETH. The leading narrative behind the Merge was that it was supposed to make ETH a deflationary currency. Since the Merge was completed on September 15, ETH issuance has been drastically reduced. The estimated annual issuance in … Read more

Ethereum: What ETH’s post-Merge price drop has to do with short-term gains

The long wait came to an end when the much-hyped Ethereum [ETH] Merge completed successfully. This development sparked community excitement, and Twitter was flooded with opinions about what would happen next. After this, the next big upgrade, Shanghai, is expected to roll out sometime next year. The Shanghai upgrade will finally unlock the staked Ethereum … Read more

Ethereum: Here’s everything you might not know about Merge

Ethereum’s [ETH] transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus has been the most-talked-about topic in the crypto industry. The craze around Merge can be compared to that of the craze around Bitcoin’s [BTC] whitepaper release. Amidst the hype, speculations, and narratives around ETH, it is important to consider one aspect- Are participating clients or partners ready for … Read more

Ethereum reached this interesting milestone before Fed meeting

As the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting concluded a brutal Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, the crypto markets responded in a similar fashion. The top-ranked altcoin, Ethereum [ETH] showed a massive windfall in the past day as the larger markets took a major U-turn. According to CoinMarketCap, Ethereum was trading just above $1,600 after … Read more

The Merge Is Nearly Here: What to Expect From Ethereum’s Transition to Proof of Stake (PoS)

After several delays, Ethereum’s proof-of-stake upgrade is finally here. It is expected to take place between Sept. 14 – 15. Ethereum users have been eagerly awaiting the upgrade, dubbed the ‘Merge’, since the blockchain announced the launch of the Beacon Chain in Dec. 2020. The new chain was launched with the primary purpose of transitioning … Read more

Centralization, sell-offs, and network stability: What’s troubling Ethereum ahead of the Merge?

With less than two days left until Ethereum transitions to a Proof-of-Stake system, all eyes are pointed at the Merge but many are still worried whether it will change the crypto market for the better. According to the latest report from analytics company Nansen, the problems a PoS Ethereum will face aren’t dismissible. However, the … Read more

ETH miners may go “broke” thanks to the Merge; too late to reconsider? 

Ethereum [ETH] is facing issue after issue with the Merge just round-the-corner now. This time the issue is with ETH miners. There is a group among miners who believe the transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) can prove hazardous for them. Chandler Guo is one such miner who is leading efforts to keep the network’s current Proof-of-Work … Read more

Why Ethereum’s Beacon Chain stands to be of utmost importance post-Merge

The Ethereum Beacon chain is a ledger of accounts that conducts and coordinates the network of stakers. It was designed to replace proof-of-work (PoW) mining on the current Ethereum Mainnet. Blockchain analytics platform Glassnode and crypto price tracking platform CoinMarketCap released a new report. The newly published report assessed the state of the Ethereum Beacon … Read more

Ethereum: This is why the Merge may not be a pretty sight for ETH miners

Blockchain analytics platform, IntoTheBlock, released a new report that opined that the likely dates for the Ethereum merge are 14 and 15 September. According to it, if the hashrate on the Ethereum mainnet network maintains an average of about 844 TH/s, the expected merge date will be 15 September at 12:00 UTC. However, with the … Read more