The internet giant Google has added a new countdown timer to reflect the remaining time till the upcoming Ethereum Merge as a show of solidarity. With this, Google hops on the Ethereum Merge trend. The countdown timer shows how much time is remaining till the anticipated Ethereum Merge. Any time you enter “Ethereum Merge” or “The Merge” into the Google Search Engine, the countdown timer is shown. Based on the hash rate, merge difficulty, and current difficulty, this estimate has been made.
It also shows a cartoon of two happy pandas racing toward one another with their hands outstretched and is shown off to the side; it is hinted that they will get closer as the Merge date draws near.
In a Friday tweet, Google Cloud developer Sam Padilla described the timer as “a nice little surprise” and a way to honour “the labour that has been put into this for years.”
He recognised that the Google search and laboratory team had finished the work, but said that he had “kick-started” the idea and the conversation that led to the timer’s adoption. As Padilla explained in the same post, the countdown is updated in real-time as a result of a direct link between the timer and the blockchain. Some of the nodes we operate are obtaining the essential information straight from the blockchain.“But you didn’t hear that from me, he said, jokingly asserting that pandas are coming closer as the Merge date approaches.”
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On May 6, Google created a Web3 team within Google Cloud, indicating the company’s expanding interest in the crypto industry.
Recent Google search data show that the phrase “Ethereum Merge” was searched for often during the previous 30 days, with a peak of 100 on September 3.
Scores range from 0 (indicating insufficient data) to 100 (indicating the phrase is at its “maximum popularity”), with 50 denoting the word is “half as popular.”
According to a recent study by CoinGecko, the countries most interested in the imminent Ethereum Merge are Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, Germany, US and the Netherlands.
Ethereum Merge, “ETH Merge,” and “Ethereum PoW” were among the 10 search phrases analysed for frequency, and their combined frequency was used to establish rankings.