(DOMANI is an oracle-less Digital Asset Management platform that enables users to create, mint and manage ETF-style tokenized funds. The views expressed in the article below should not be taken as investment advice. Always do your own research.) After months of delays and broken promises, the Ethereum Merge is expected to happen between September 13th-15th 2022. But, what does the Merge mean for the network? In short, the Ethereum Merge refers to the combining of the already existing PoW consensus layer with the new PoS consensus layer, the Beacon Chain. The idea is to change the way the Ethereum chain will be secured and validated, going from a PoW consensus mechanism, similar to Bitcoin, to a PoS consensus mechanism, similar to Avalanche and Algorand. Firstly, let’s take a look at how these two systems differ from one another.