The Merge was supposed to take place months ago, but was postponed, as Ethereum developers worked to make sure everything runs smoothly. The entire Ethereum economy, including $349 million in Ether, plus billions in decentralized financial apps and non-replaceable tokens, depends on it. Ethereum Foundation had officially planned the merger to take place in the second quarter of 2022, but had recently said in a blog that the exact timing has not been set — a possible sign of a slight slowdown.

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