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ETHEREUM 2.0

The Merge

Ethereum’s transition to Proof of Stake will improve the network’s sustainability, security, and economic durability

The Merge is the most significant update to Ethereum since its launch in 2015

As crypto approaches an inflection point of mainstream adoption, hard questions have arisen about the sustainability, security and scalability of its leading networks.

Ethereum anticipated these concerns and from its early days viewed Proof of Stake as the mechanism to secure its future, but it has taken years to achieve a design that makes Ethereum’s economic model more durable, its infrastructure more scalable, and its consensus engine more sustainable

In short, to ensure that when the world was ready to adopt web3, Ethereum would be ready to serve as its foundation.

395k+

Active Validators

99.95%

Energy Reduction

12M+

ETH Staked

Upgrading Ethereum

Diverse and Open
Diverse and Open
Diverse and Open

Client, validator and layer-2 diversity ensures a healthy and scalable network

Transitions Seamlessly
Transitions Seamlessly
Transitions Seamlessly

Common APIs for pre and post Merge architectures and 
use of existing components ensure an uninterrupted developer experience.

Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency

By evolving the network’s approach to consensus, the Merge will reduce Ethereum's energy requirements by 99.95% ensuring that the network can sustainably support the next generation of web3 creators and developers.

Sound and Secure Money
Sound and Secure Money
Sound and Secure Money

Ethereum's updated crypto-economic model reduces Ether issuance and provides stronger security guarantees for end users and DeFi protocols

ConsenSys & The Merge

From the launch of Ethereum, ConsenSys was formed with the goal to be the strongest force for decentralization on the planet. We believe that through decentralized networks like Ethereum humankind can achieve more, and we’ve contributed our people, products and resources to help drive its evolution.

Formal Verification of Merge Spec

Test-net participation

Developed clients (Besu, Teku) & remote signer (Web3Signer)

Helped create EIP-1559 & Engine API

Staking our treasury with Codefi and RocketPool

Understanding the Merge

    The Latest Release of Hyperledger Besu Helps Test The Merge On Any Platform
    June 2022
    The latest release of Hyperledger Besu is ready for any staking setup with native support for Intel x86 on Mac, Linux, Windows, Mac M1, and Linux on ARM 64.
    The Ethereum Community Needs You To Test The Merge
    May 2022
    The Merge is fast-approaching and testing on the Kiln testnet is in full swing. Even if you are not technical, there are ways you can contribute to the testing required before the merge (and get rewarded).
    Test Staking Ahead Of The Merge With Improved Bonsai Tries State Storage
    May 2022
    Learn how we’re improving Hyperledger Besu with new features like Bonsai Tries State Storage to support Proof of Stake infrastructure
The Merge  Proof of Stake and Upgrading Ethereum  039 s Security

    Stay up to the latest with Ben Edgington's fortnightly "What's New in Eth2"

Get Started: Become a Validator

While staking services will undoubtedly flower post-Merge, single-node validators are an important driver of decentralized resilience. ConsenSys Academy’s Coogan Brennan documented his journey to becoming an Eth2 validator.

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Part 1

How an individual, with ~32 ETH and technical knowledge, can participate in the launch of the Ethereum beacon chain.

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Part 2

What you should consider when picking hardware and software to run an Ethereum 2.0 validator client.

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Part 3

An overview of how to access Teku metrics, set up Beaconcha.in notifications, and query the node.

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Part 4

How to safely and successfully migrate a Teku node from one 
server to another, and how to prevent slashing.

State of Staking:
Ethereum 2.0 Staking for Institutions

Your regular update that ensures you stay on top of the rapid developments as Ethereum moves from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake.

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