Google Adds Ethereum Merge Countdown to Its Search Engine
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With less than a week left until the Ethereum Merge event, Google released a countdown dedicated to the event.
Google, an American multinational technology company known for its leading search engine, is launched the Ethereum Merge calculation.
According to an announcement shared by Google Cloud developer Sam Padilla, the new feature has been rolled out in recognition of all the efforts of the developers to make the merge possible.
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Anyone can find the timer with a Google search. The countdown appears after the user searches for “Ethereum Merge” or “The Merge”. The countdown box contains time for the expected connection. Estimated time to be determined current difficulty, hashrate and merge difficulty.
Also, the countdown timer features two bears running towards each other. It is considered to be the bears get closer to each other each time the time left to connect decreases. During the merger, these bears create a panda, the de facto mascot of Ethereum Merge.
It is worth noting that the first stage Merging Ethereumtitled Bellatrix, has already been released on September 6th. The second phase of unification, Paris, is triggered when the Terminal Total Difficulty (TTD) reaches 58,750,000,000,000,000,000,000. It is considered to occur between September 10 and 20.
Padilla emphasizes on his Twitter that the estimated date is accurate, stating:
The underlying data is pulled directly from the blockchain through some of the nodes we run.
Padilla emphasized that the initiative to create a countdown to commemorate Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-stake. came to Google employees. The latter wanted to present “some cool Easter egg” for the occasion.
In other news at the beginning of the year, Google launched its dedicated blockchain-focused digital asset team.