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The Merge

Ethereum’s transition to Proof of Stake upgraded the network’s sustainability, security, and future scalability

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.


Active Validators


Energy Reduction


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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

    To celebrate the Merge, ConsenSys dropped the first public NFT mint on PoS Ethereum
    September 2022
    The commemorative NFT collection, Regenesis, holds one of the very few NFTs that were included on Block 1 of PoS Ethereum. ConsenSys sent limited editions of the collection to thank all Ethereum CoreDevs, client teams, and researchers that worked on the Merge.
    The Merge Is Done. What’s Next for the Ethereum Ecosystem?
    September 2022
    You heard it from Vitalik first: “Merge, Surge, Verge, Purge, Splurge”. Here are the next biggest upgrades coming to Ethereum now that the Merge is over.
    Future of Institutional DeFi and Ethereum
    September 2022
    The Merge and the rest of the Ethereum roadmap shows the Ethereum community’s commitment to build a resilient network for the long run. This means vast opportunities for institutional DeFi.
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Insight Report: The Impact of the Merge on Institutions
Insight Report  The Impact of the Merge on Institutions
Insight Report: The Impact of the Merge on Institutions

A review of where we are in Ethereum's protocol development and how the Merge to Proof of Stake will impact institutions.

Webinar: Breaking Down the Merge for Institutions
Webinar  Breaking Down the Merge for Institutions
Webinar: Breaking Down the Merge for Institutions

Join a discussion with the report authors as they break down how key Merge outcomes will affect institutions and the DeFi ecosystem.

    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 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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