The Merge and the Ethics of Ethereum | by Coinbase | Apr, 2022

By Yuga Cohler, Staff Software Engineer at Coinbase The Merge is coming. The long-awaited transition of the Ethereum network’s consensus mechanism from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) is expected to arrive sometime this year. After the Merge, the already-running Beacon Chain will begin validating Ethereum mainnet’s blockchain through a system based on rewards and penalties …

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