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Ethereum won't drop GPU cryptocurrency mining until later this year

Ethereum won't drop GPU cryptocurrency mining until later this year
 
    Ethereum’s transition to a 100% proof-of-stake model has been delayed, resulting in the purchase of more crypto mining operations ahead of the transition.

 

 
    Ethereum core developer Tim Becco confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday that the much-anticipated ethereum merger will be delayed from June to “a few months later,” according to the tweet (via CoinDesk).
 
    Ethereum Merge is the interesting name the company used for its network transitioning from Proof of Work (PoW) to Proof of Stake (PoS). The reason this is important is that PoW currently involves high energy costs to power huge crypto mining operations that run day and night, which have also taken up all GPU inventories over the past few years.
 
    The two largest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, currently employ proof-of-work to manage transactions on their respective blockchains.
 
    The final phase of Ethereum 2.0 will be powered by Proof of Stake, which uses "validators" to select blocks on the Ethereum blockchain by "staking" ether. As their ether is used, like miners in proof-of-work, they are rewarded for participating. Basically, they have to buy tokens to win blocks in a proof-of-stake model.
 
    The biggest appeal of PoS is that Ethereum claims it is 99% greener and easier to scale than PoW, which would theoretically eliminate the need for large-scale crypto mining operations that have become a sizable business, especially in rural America .
 
    Whether the merger is a good thing for Ethereum, only time will tell, as larger scale proof-of-stake is actually faster and more secure than traditional mining methods, which will be obsolete and objectively right Environment is better.

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