Despite a successful merge, Ethereum has been plummeting

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Hi HODLers,

Let's call The Merge for what it was:

A success!

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Despite being Ethereum’s much-anticipated upgrade, which upgraded the newtork flawlessly transition to proof of stake. ETH, has plummeted by more than 18% in the last three days alone!

So what is going on? Well, obviously most market participants were positionned to Sell the news. The economy and stocks have been affected by the latest inflation print (which suggest more rate hikes).

As a reminder rates going up = cost of money going up = risky assets going down. ETH is a risky assets therefore it has suffered from it.

Also we have seen Gary Gensler (SEC) come out of the wood to call Ethereum a security now that it has switched to Proof of Stake.

Is Ethereum centralized now?

I have also read a few tweets from users I actually like FUDing very strongly the centralization of Ethereum now.

Well, I believe that it is the most decentralized Layer 1 PoS and one could argue it is much more decentralized than Bitcoin (as the Top 5 mining pools have 72% of the hash power).

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Interestingly Band of America indicated:

"that the security and energy efficiency of Ethereum’s new staking model could soon attract the interest of major institutional investors".

Stay safe out there and enjoy the weekend,

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Has nothing to do with the merge has everything to do with the general state of the investment world. It's crashed just as much as bitcoin, any other crypto or the stock market. Also I don't see Ethereum being any more centralized than it was before and who cares if it is? Decentralized systems nothing gets done lol

I entirely agree with you but this is not veyr good for the "narrative". Also I have seen that some users thought it would make Ethereum deflationary and are surprised that net ETH are still being issued.

They should have read the Whitepaper I guess... It will lower emissions but ETH was intended to still be created.

Thanks for the comment!

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The Merge, the Verge, the Purge, it just goes on and on, a continuous process of improve

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