Ethereum’s long-awaited Merge, the transition from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, successfully occurred last week.

“Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller and Danny Nelson look to the future on this week’s episode with a discussion about the Merge’s impact on decentralization, Ethereum adoption, energy consumption and planned network updates with StarkWare co-founders Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny. The guests provide insights from their perspective as longtime developers in the Ethereum ecosystem.

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This show is produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl with additional production support and announcements by Michele Musso. Our theme song is by Elision.