The Merge

Ether issuance will drop some 90% after the merge, Citi said. (Riho Kroll/Unsplash)
Citi Says Ether Remains Relatively Stable Despite Significance of the Merge
ETH token issuance is estimated to drop 90% to around 600,000 a year, the bank said.
Ether issuance will drop some 90% after the merge, Citi said. (Riho Kroll/Unsplash)

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Crypto News Roundup for Sept. 19, 2022
With bitcoin sliding to a three-month low under $19K as traders prep for this week's Fed meeting, plus a look at why Ethereum’s Merge is worth celebrating, CoinDesk’s “Markets...
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Ethereum Miner Chandler Guo Predicts 90% of PoW Miners Will Go Bankrupt
The Merge put a big hurt on mining, the proof-of-work advocate told CoinDesk TV. He believes the Ethereum fork he backs will draw what miners remain as the glitches are fixed.
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In the hours following the Merge, the Ethereum blockchain has become more centralized. (Chengting Xie/unsplash)
Ethereum Already Showing Signs of Increased Centralization
In hours following the Merge, just two platforms added over 40% of the network's blocks.
In the hours following the Merge, the Ethereum blockchain has become more centralized. (Chengting Xie/unsplash)

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Ethereum’s Merge Could Bring a 'Billion Users' to Web3, Polygon Co-Founder Says
Sandeep Nailwal told CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover" that the software update could lead to further upgrades that would increase "scalability" for layer 2 networks.
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The price of stETH, the largest Ethereum liquid staking derivative, is inching closer towards parity to ETH after the Merge. (Tomas Sobek/ Unsplash)
Lido’s Staked Ether Surges Closest to Ether Since Terra Crash
The stETH derivative and its spread to ETH, a closely followed metric of the confidence in the Merge, sharply narrowed as Ethereum completed its technology transition without...
The price of stETH, the largest Ethereum liquid staking derivative, is inching closer towards parity to ETH after the Merge. (Tomas Sobek/ Unsplash)

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The Ethereum Merge Finally Happened: So What?
Investors should take note of some of Ethereum’s core traits that just changed.
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Ethereum's successful Merge may spur greater institutional adoption of ether. (Peter H/Pixabay)
Bernstein: Strong Institutional Adoption of Ether Expected Following the Merge
The new economic model under the Merge combined with token burn could lead to negative token emission during periods of high demand, the report said.
Ethereum's successful Merge may spur greater institutional adoption of ether. (Peter H/Pixabay)

The anomalous condition of ether futures trading at a discount to spot prices has reversed. (Skew)
Ether Futures Market Discount Evaporates After the Merge
The negative spread between futures and spot prices has narrowed from $20 to almost zero following the Merge.
The anomalous condition of ether futures trading at a discount to spot prices has reversed. (Skew)

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Ethereum Mainstay Hudson Jameson on What Makes the Merge Monumental
The network’s transition to proof-of-stake is like changing the engine of a moving car.
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