The Ethereum Merge to proof-of-stake is complete — What’s next?

The Ethereum Merge to proof-of-stake is complete — What’s next?


In this week’s episode of Market Talks, we welcome Julian Hosp, CEO and co-founder of Cake DeFi.

Julian Hosp is the CEO and co-founder of Cake DeFi, a highly intuitive online platform dedicated to providing access to decentralized financial services. He is widely regarded as a leading influencer in the crypto and blockchain space with over one million followers across all of his channels globally. He is also a best-selling author and his vision is to bring blockchain awareness and understanding to a billion more people by 2025.

The Merge has been all over the place recently, with different news outlets, influencers and YouTube channels covering the event as much as possible, but why does the Ethereum Merge actually matter, and why is it such a significant event in crypto? We ask Julian to break it down for us.

Now that the Merge is finally complete and Ethereum has successfully moved from proof-of-work to proof-of-stack, what has actually changed? Will the network be any different for users or will it behave differently for day-to-day transactions? Also, what’s next for Ethereum? Are there more upgrades or changes planned for the future? Will the Merge bring more institutional adoption now that the network is more environmentally friendly? 

After all the news and attention the Merge got, a lot of people were expecting there to be a huge pump or dump in the price of Ether (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies. But the markets were largely unaffected by the event. This begs the question, was it all just hype? We get Julian’s take on the matter.

Moving on from Ethereum to the new Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, we get Julian’s take on what the data means and why it caused Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies to dump as soon as it was released. Bitcoin has been hovering close to the $20K level, we ask Julian if he thinks it can go below again and how low can it go this time considering all the macroeconomic factors around the world. We also discuss what important price levels he is keeping an eye on for Bitcoin and why they matter.

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