Ethereum is a technology platform that is being built for the long term. It is the foundation on which the future of the internet (Web3), and the future of finance (DeFi) is being built.
Over the last two years, the network saw skyrocketing figures for adoption and utilization—strong signals for network maturity. Today, more than half of the entire DeFi ecosystem exists on Ethereum. In September 2022, the Ethereum blockchain underwent the first major upgrade on its roadmap: The Merge.
The Merge reshapes the world’s largest programmable blockchain by switching from the energy-intensive Proof of Work (PoW) consensus mechanism to the Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism, with no downtime to the Ethereum network and no impact to or action required from users or developers.
On September 5th, MetaMask Institutional and the ConsenSys Cryptoeconomic Research team launched an insight report examining the impact of the Merge on institutions. The report deep dives into the key changes the Merge delivers across Ethereum network activity, network security, and network valuation to determine how the event impacts institutions.
Watch the report authors as they break down how the following key Merge outcomes will affect institutions and the DeFi ecosystem:
Senior DeFi Portfolio Strategist
Senior DeFi Market Strategist
Senior DeFi Market Strategist, ConsenSys
BD & Partnerships, MetaMask
Senior Technical Architect
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