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Google adds ETH feature
It’s been revealed that the search engine Google has added a countdown feature for Ethereum’s (ETH) upcoming merge. This is happening as global interest in ETH’s upgrade sharply rises.
Google Cloud blockchain developer Sam Padilla unveiled the new feature days ago. He told his Twitter followers that if they google the phrase “the merge,” they’d be in for a surprise.
“Go Google ‘the merge’ for a fun little surprise and appreciation. Everyone is so excited for what is coming and appreciative of the work that has been going into this for years.”
Accoridng to the latest reports revealed by the online publication the Daily Hodl, the new feature keeps track of the days, hours, and minutes left until Ethereum’s highly anticipated transition from a proof-of-work consensus mechanism to a proof-of-stake.
It’s also important to mention the fact that this also keeps track of Ethereum’s hash rate and difficulty levels.
One other thing worth mentioning is that Google’s new addition comes after interest for the merge hit an all-time high worldwide. Google Trends shows a gradual increase in “Ethereum merge” searches over the last year, and an explosion in the last two months.
Padilla continued and said that while he pitched the idea for a countdown, others made it a reality.
“It wasn’t just me. And the actual lifting of the work was on the search and labs team internally. All I did was kickstart the idea and discussion that led to this hehe But this is indeed pretty cool.”
Regarding ETH’s price today, at the moment of writing this article, ETH is trading in the red, and the coin is priced at $1,715. Stay tuned for more news and keep your eyes on ETH’s price.