Looks like the "hashrate will drop weeks before the merge due to miners rushing to sell ahead of everyone else" thesis has been proven completely false.
I'm a bit surprised! I argued against a 50% drop but definitely expected like 5-10%. pic.twitter.com/l9OpT8fPFl
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 14, 2022
And we finalized!
Happy merge all. This is a big moment for the Ethereum ecosystem. Everyone who helped make the merge happen should feel very proud today.
— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) September 15, 2022
THE MERGE pic.twitter.com/7tdfNZiuuv
— beeple (@beeple) September 15, 2022
ETHEREUM JUST REDUCED ITS ENERGY USAGE BY ~99.95%
It's now using up way less energy than YouTube, Netflix, and pretty much every other big tech company.
WELCOME TO SOLARPUNK WEB3
(source: https://t.co/5Ghh3F3Ycz) pic.twitter.com/Bv60K9UgYG
— Miguel Piedrafita 🐼 (@m1guelpf) September 15, 2022
About three years ahead on research, two on engineering. They will one day figure out that slashing is a really really bad idea
— Charles Hoskinson (@IOHK_Charles) September 15, 2022
📊 According to our #Ethereum Post Merge Inflation dashboard, 46.15% of the #proofofstake nodes for storing data, processing transactions, and adding new #blockchain blocks can be attributed to just two addresses. This heavy dominance by these addresses is something to watch. pic.twitter.com/KQdFNgGloD
— Santiment (@santimentfeed) September 15, 2022
top 7 entities controlling >2/3 of the stake is pretty disappointing to see tbh pic.twitter.com/VBipyFUM7g
— Martin Köppelmann 🇺🇦 (@koeppelmann) September 15, 2022
Huge inflow to exchanges coming from:
1) Nexo: 450,000 ETH to Binance.
2) Multisig owner: 288,442 ETH to Bitfinex.
That’s $1.2B in two transactions 👀 pic.twitter.com/UMOAh0mXmK
— Alex Svanevik 🐧 (@ASvanevik) September 15, 2022
Feeling some déjà vu, help me out: today folks are celebrating an 'introduction' of PoS, a consensus system known for 20 years we've long had examples of, which has numerous flaws cypherpunks carefully avoided in developing PoW. Why is this being advertised as new or innovative? pic.twitter.com/Ir0EJCQfnX
— Daniel Ƀrrr (@csuwildcat) September 15, 2022
BREAKING: MICROSTRATEGY HAS PURCHASED AN ADDITIONAL 1,143 BTC AT AN AVERAGE PRICE OF $22,958 USD
— Udi Wertheimer (@udiWertheimer) September 13, 2022
The latest White House Crypto Climate & Energy Report is full of misinformation generated and promulgated by unscrupulous crypto promoters in order to undermine #Bitcoin and champion their own interests. @nic__carter expertly debunks the propaganda.https://t.co/kW7sictekQ
— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) September 16, 2022
Saylor is not a good flag bearer for this industry
He is an absolute embarrassment
— sassal.eth 🦇🔊 (@sassal0x) September 16, 2022
We are in the process of defending ourselves in multiple jurisdictions - we have held ourselves to an extremely high bar of integrity, and look forward to clarifying the truth over the next few months
— Do Kwon 🌕 (@stablekwon) September 17, 2022