It’s on! Where to Catch Ethereum Merge Live

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Ethereum (ETH) is heading for the biggest upgrade in its history, which is expected to take place around 05:27 UTC on September 15.

Those wishing to watch the Ethereum network make its historic move to proof-of-stake (PoS) in real time will have many options to choose from.

The Ethereum Foundation has scheduled an Ethereum Mainnet Merge Viewing Party live stream ready to go live on YouTube around 4:00 UTC, about an hour and a half before the estimated time of the merger.

The merger will take place when the network reaches a total terminal difficulty of 5875 trillion, after which the next block produced will be produced via a proof-of-stake mechanism.

Guests scheduled for the Ethereum Foundation Live Stream include Ethereum Cat Herders and content creators from Bankless and The Daily Gwei.

The description also hints at other “notable guests,” which may include Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and “The Daily Gwei” founder Anthony Sassano, both of whom have appeared on live streams for testnets in the past.

According to YouTube’s description, viewers who join two hours before The Merge can “participate in a POAP art canvas.”

Related: This week’s Ethereum merger could be the biggest change in crypto history

Users wanting to get the most recent countdown to the merge can also refer to the merge prediction timers on Bordel.wtf. Google, Wenmerge.com, and Blockchain.com all have a count of the current total terminal difficulty and a merge time estimate. Additionally, BTC.com has its own countdown timer.

Once the merger is complete, Ethereum will complete its full transition to proof-of-stake, which should significantly reduce its power consumption.