Google, a leading tech company that specializes in the organization of the world’s information and making it universally accessible, has demonstrated support for the highly anticipated Ethereum (ETH) upgrade, the Merge. The Merge is said to be the biggest and most significant upgrade in the history of the second-largest crypto token blockchain.
While the Merge is expected to occur within September 13-15, according to Vitalik Buterin, Google has added a countdown feature to enable users to track the execution of the upgrade. Google Cloud developer, Sam Padilla, stated in a tweet that everyone is excited about the many benefits Ethereum blockchain has brought to the crypto industry.
He tweeted, “hey Vitalik Buterin, Justin Drake, and other Ethereum folks, go google “the merge” for a fun little surprise & appreciation. Everyone is so excited for what is coming and appreciative of the work that has been going into this for years.”
Everyone is so excited for what is coming and appreciative of the work that has been going into this for years. pic.twitter.com/3bgifV6Ywn
— Sam Padilla (@theSamPadilla) September 9, 2022
Google Adds Merge Countdown
Ethereum (ETH) Merge is set to transition the largest smart contract platform to proof-of-stake (PoS). Particularly, the Merge will reduce Ethereum’s energy consumption by approximately 99.95%.
To show support for the upcoming upgrade, Google has added a feature that shows a countdown for the Merge event. To track the forthcoming upgrade via Google, you can either type the words ‘Ethereum Merge’ or ‘The Merge’ on Google’s search bar. A real-time countdown then appears and is estimated based on difficulty and hash rate.
At the time of writing, Google shows that Ethereum (ETH) merge is set to happen in 2 days 9 hrs 52 mins. It also showed the current difficulty of 58567730 P, hashrate of 857 TH/s while the Merge Difficulty is 58750000 P, at press time.
Meanwhile, the final upgrade before the merge, Bellatrix was officially activated on September 6. While several top exchanges have announced support for the planned development, a top bank in Switzerland SEBA Bank has launched Ethereum staking for institutional clients.