Preston Van Loon, cofounder and Ethereum core developer at Prysmatic Labs, talks about the Merge, its impact on an environmental level, and why he is a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Treasury Department over Tornado Cash.
- what the Merge is on a technical level and what its impact will be
- whether the proof of stake consensus mechanism makes the network more decentralized and secure
- what happens if the Merge fails and whether there’s a contingency plan
- why Preston founded Prysmatic Labs and how Prysm works
- what the next steps are for Ethereum and what the community is working on
- whether Preston thinks a proof of work Ethereum fork would succeed
- when and how Ethereum’s high fees and scaling issues are going to be resolved
- why Preston joined the lawsuit against the US Treasury over the Tornado Cash sanctions
- how Preston would celebrate a successful Ethereum Merge
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Previous Coverage of Unchained on the Merge:
- Arthur Hayes, Former Ethereum Skeptic, on Why the Merge Makes Him Bullish on ETH
- With the Merge, Will Ethereum Take Over Bitcoin’s Title as Digital Gold?
- Why Kevin Zhou Believes Ethereum Will Have 3 Forks After the Merge
- Post-Merge, If Lido Becomes Dominant, What Does That Mean for Ethereum?
Lawsuit against the US Treasury:
- Coinbase is supporting a lawsuit against the Treasury Department by six users of Tornado Cash.
- Fortune article on the lawsuit
- Why Preston joined the lawsuit.
- Ethereum Foundation Merge announcement.
- Ethereum carbon emission reductions.
ETH Post-Merge Dynamics:
- Cumberland on the Ethereum dynamics after the merge
- Miles Suter on the implications of the Merge
- The triple point asset