Search engine Google has added a countdown function for the upcoming Ethereum (ETH) merger, as global interest in upgrading the leading smart contract platform surges.
Sam Padilla, blockchain developer at Google Cloud unveiled A few days ago, he announced to his Twitter followers that if they Googled the phrase “merger” they would be in for a surprise.
Go to Google “the fusion” for a fun little surprise and appreciation. Everyone is so excited about what’s to come and appreciates the work that’s been done for years. »
The new feature tracks the days, hours, and minutes left before Ethereum’s highly anticipated transition from a proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake mechanism. It also tracks the hash rate and difficulty levels of Ethereum.
Google’s new addition comes after interest in the merger reached an all-time high around the world. Google Trends shows a gradual increase in searches for “Ethereum meltdown” over the past year, and an explosion over the past two months.
Padilla pursues say that if he launched the idea of a countdown, others carried it out.
“It wasn’t just me. The work was carried out by the in-house research and laboratory team. All I did was toss around the idea and the discussion that led to this hehe But that’s actually pretty cool. »
Ethereum is changing hands for $1,778 at the time of writing, a gain of 3.6% in the last 24 hours.