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Consensus Rewind: The Merge

The Merge represents the Ethereum network’s shift to proof-of-stake (PoS) for authenticating crypto transactions from proof-of-work (PoW), the more power-hungry mechanism pioneered by Bitcoin.

October 13, 2022

Preston Van Loon, co-founder of Prysmatic Labs, technical infrastructure builder for the Ethereum blockchain; Joseph Lubin, founder and CEO of ConsenSys, a blockchain software technology company; and Dani Osorio, a partner with MetaWeb Ventures, a crypto-native investment research team, sit down with Christine Kim, an associate of Research at Galaxy Digital, a digital asset and blockchain leader, to discuss the Ethereum Merge.

They break down what the Merge is, the community reaction, risks and more.

The panel occurred on Friday, June 10, 2022, the second day of CoinDesk’s Consensus 2022 festival in Austin, Texas.

The executive producer for CoinDesk Reports is Jared Schwartz. Nia Freeman edited this episode.