tldr; The merge moves Ethereum from the Proof of Work mechanism to proof of stake. It simply means that consensus will be done through staking. This means that validators will need to stake Ethereum to validate transactions on the network. This is in line with the ESG conversation. An implication is that institutional adoption will be on the horizon for Ether.
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