The Ethereum Foundation (EF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ethereum and related technologies. The EF is not a company, or even a traditional non-profit. Their role is not to control or lead Ethereum, nor they are the only organization that funds critical development of Ethereum-related technologies. The EF is one part of a much larger ecosystem.
Ethereum is the community-run technology powering the cryptocurrency ether (ETH) and thousands of decentralized applications.
See the Ethereum Foundation website for details.
The SciEcon Ethereum Merge Meetup is supported by Ethereum Foundation, with Devcon Grants, Ethereum Ecosystem Support Program. Together with Ethereum Foundation, we are to celebrate the success of The Merge and educate the community with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights.
SciEcon Ethereum Merge Meetup gathers global pioneers in Web 3.0 to share their insights on the Ethereum ecosystem and topics related to the Merge, contribute to conversations at the interplay of academia and industry, and partake in the enjoying of Ethereum merge in spirits of Metaverse.
The Merge was the joining of the original execution layer of Ethereum with its new proof-of-stake consensus layer, the Beacon Chain. It was executed on September 15, 2022. This completed Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake consensus, officially deprecating proof-of-work and reducing energy consumption by ~99.95%.
See The Merge website for details.
Program Chair: Xinyu Tian
Program Co-Chairs: Zesen Zhuang and Tianyu Wu
Program Steering Committee: Prof. Luyao Zhang and Prof. Yulin Liu
The Beacon Chain: https://ethereum.org/en/upgrades/
The Merge: https://ethereum.org/en/upgrades/merge/
The Merge Announcement: https://blog.ethereum.org/2022/08/24/mainnet-merge-announcement
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