Ethereum is the leading permissionless smart-contract blockchain network. It’s a platform to build decentralized applications and organizations, to hold assets, trade, and communicate without relying on a central authority.
Ethereum has its own cryptocurrency, ETH, which is used to pay for certain Ethereum network activities. ETH is the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after Bitcoin (BTC).
Ethereum has a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism, but that wasn't always the case. The upgrade from the original Proof-of-Work mechanism to PoS is called The Merge; it refers to the original Ethereum Mainnet merging with a separate PoS blockchain called the Beacon Chain, now existing as one chain. The Merge reduced Ethereum's energy consumption by ~99.95%.
Staking ETH contributes to ETH Proof-of-Stake consensus and helps to govern and secure the Ethereum network. Stakers are rewarded with a staking yield, a form of passive income paid to the stakers in exchange for locking up their capital.
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