Today, Ethereum’s Merge was activated at 6:42 AM UTC. This took slightly longer than originally anticipated. The first NFT was created on proof-of stake Ethereum in just seconds.
A transaction fee of 36.8ETH ($60,626) was charged. At block 15537393 at 06:42:42 UTC today, the total terminal difficulty was reached triggering proof of stake.
First NFT mint was made 17 seconds after merge completion
The NFT also displays key information about Ethereum, such as the difficulty level and the timestamp.
This collection is now in Ethereum history. However, it’s not the first appearance of the panda-mascot as an NFT. PandETH was minted in early 2019.