Google Cloud developer Sam Padilla announced on Friday that an Ethereum Merge countdown clock is active in Google’s search engine. Searching for “Ethereum Merge” now returns a native countdown clock along with the current hashrate, difficulty, and merge difficulty.
Everyone is so excited about what’s to come and appreciates the work that has gone into this for years. pic.twitter.com/3bgifV6Ywn
— Sam Padilla (@theSamPadilla) 9 September 2022
The supplement shows the level at which crypto has penetrated FANG companies and the number of eyes on The Merge. Interest in The Merge has exploded in recent weeks, and Google predicts it will continue to increase in the coming days.
The countries most interested in The Merge are Luxembourg, St. Helena, Singapore, North Macedonia and Lithuania. The highest European country is Switzerland at number 7, while China and the USA are in position 17 and 18 respectively.
The growing interest was also helped by Padilla spearheading the development of the merger integration at Google. In response to Sassal, Padilla explained that he kick-started the idea and “the search and lab team internally” built out the search function.
It wasn’t just me.
And the actual lifting of the work was on the exploration and laboratory team internally. All I did was kickstart the idea and the discussion that led to this hehe
But this is actually pretty cool
— Sam Padilla (@theSamPadilla) 10 September 2022
The illustrated pandas will merge in true Google style once the Ethereum merger is complete. The Pandas will also move closer to each other each day until The Merge occurs. The panda is a well-known staple of Ethereum’s fusion meme culture.
The meme uses a black bear to represent the execution layer and a white bear as the consensus layer. The merge happens when the bears combine to make a fighting panda.