How Proof of Stake Ethereum Works

A series of articles to help explain the proof of stake protocol for researchers, developers, and users interested in the tech

Ethereum has reached one of its long awaited milestones β€” The Merge!

It was truly momentous. After 7 long long years, the Ethereum community managed to replace proof of work with a proof of stake consensus protocol. The immediate impact is reducing the network’s energy consumption by a whopping 99.95% and 0.02% of global electricity usage.


There are also many other technical benefits to celebrate the upgrade, but the benefits are lost to most of the community. It is time β€” especially now that proof of stake is protecting hundreds of billions of dollars β€” to write more accessible material on how it works, why it is important, and what exciting features await us.