Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin thanked everyone who contributed to the Merge in a tweet.
The Ethereum community celebrated the successful transition of the Ethereum network to proof-of-stake (PoS) by releasing artwork and music that was influenced by Ethereum.
In honor of the Ethereum Merge, nonfungible token (NFT) artist Beeple, the maker of one of the most expensive NFTs ever sold, published an illustration showing a giant Ethereum logo that appeared to slowly emerge with help from what appears to be scientists.
A different member of the community who does work that is influenced by street art and illustration uploaded a moving piece of art that featured a static visual effect over a few Ether (ETH) logos. The artist added a description that stated, “the time has come,” which gave the piece a celebratory feel.
I Survived the Merge, an NFT collection, showed adorable saplings saying amusing things like “the Merge was my idea” or “Merge Deez.” The animal that the community selected to represent the Merge—the Panda—was featured in a variety of artworks that were released as NFTs earlier this month as part of the ETH Pandas collection.
In addition to the artwork, a member of the community wanted to include some memories by making a music video for a song that was influenced by Merge. Through a song, musician Jonathan Mann provided a summary of Ethereum’s history. Mann welcomed the Merge with his musical prowess, singing songs with themes like “though the trip was hard, we pushed on” and “carbon footprint is all gone.”
Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin thanked everyone who contributed to the Merge in a tweet. In his welcome to the community, Buterin emphasized the significance of the Merge for the Ethereum ecosystem and stressed that the community should be proud today.
✨🐼THE OFFICIAL MERGE SONG🐼✨https://t.co/uefE1JuCdh
👆the NFT of the song
(auction closes at 9/22 @ 3pm) pic.twitter.com/uuRdHID4om
— Jonathan Mann (@songadaymann) September 15, 2022
The Ropsten testnet merging, which was a requirement for the actual Merge that took place today, was also touted by community members back in June. Mann also released a song at that time with the joyful lines, “ETH to the moon!”