While the merger succeeded in moving the Ethereum network to proof of stake (PoS)the Ethereum community took the opportunity to celebrate by dropping Ethereum-inspired artwork and music.
Non-fungible token (NFT) artist Beeple, the creator of one of the most expensive NFTs ever sold, celebrated the Ethereum merger by post an illustration which shows a huge Ethereum logo that seemed to be slowly forming, assisted by what look like scientists.
Another community member who makes art influenced by street art and illustration fall a moving piece of art showing a static visual effect on an Ether couple (ETH) logos. Adding a celebratory sense to the artwork, the creator penned a description that read, “the time has come.”
Meanwhile, an NFT collection dubbed I Survived the Merge featured cute saplings saying funny words like “merger was my idea” or “Merge Deez.” Earlier this month, the ETH Pandas Collection released NFTs of various artworks featuring the animal the community has chosen to represent the fusion – the panda.
Along with the artwork, one community member decided to add some nostalgia into the mix by creating a music video for a Merge-inspired song. Musician Jonathan Mann told highlights of Ethereum’s history through a song. With lyrics like “though the road was long, we kept going” and “the carbon footprint is gone,” Mann celebrated the merger with his musical prowess.
—Jonathan Mann (@songadaymann) September 15, 2022
Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of Ethereum, tweeted a message to thank all those who contributed to the realization of the merger. Saluting the community, Buterin pointed out that the merger is a huge moment for the Ethereum ecosystem and said the community should be proud on this day.
In June, community members also hype the Ropsten merger testnet it was a prerequisite for the actual merger that happened today. Around this time, Mann also released a song expressing his joy with lyrics like “ETH to the moon!”