Post-Merge, the Surge, the Verge, the Purge and the Splurge will continue to make Ethereum's proof-of-stake blockchain more scalable and secure.

What Will Happen to Ethereum After the Merge?

At the Ethereum Community Conference in Paris, the Ethereum blockchain’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, shared what he expects for Ethereum in a post-Merge era. Buterin closed the conference by sharing that after the Merge, Ethereum will only be about 55% complete.

The Merge refers to when the current proof-of-work (PoW) Ethereum mainnet protocol will "merge" with the Beacon Chain proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain system and continue as PoS.

So where does that leave Ethereum in a post-Merge world? Many have looked at the Merge as the grand finale for the network. But now, according to Buterin, Ethereum will be tackling “the Surge, the Verge, the Purge and the Splurge.”

The anniversary of Ethereum’s mainnet, or live version, launch was July 30. So it seems like a good time to look at what to expect for Ethereum after the Merge.