Ethereum's Merge slashes power consumption by 99.9%

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The carbon emissions of Ethereum's proof-of-stake consensus mechanism now stand in stark contrast to Bitcoin's power-intensive proof-of-work
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The carbon emissions of Ethereum's proof-of-stake consensus mechanism now stand in stark contrast to Bitcoin's power-intensive proof-of-work

Moving from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake will have lasting repercussions for tech markets and the environment

Popular cryptocurrency blockchain Ethereum has completed its long-awaited transition to proof-of-stake (PoS), a new technique for transaction verification. The software upgrade, better known as ...

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