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Ethereum’s last PoW and first PoS transaction blocks transformed into NFTs

Ethereum’s last PoW and first PoS transaction blocks transformed into NFTs

Sep 15, 2022
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The final proof-of-work block and the first proof-of-stake block have been turned into the very first NFTs on the post-Merge Ethereum.

The final Ethereum block mined on the proof-of-work (PoW) Ethereum chain before the Merge and the first NFT in the post-Merge proof-of-stake (PoS) have been used to mint non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and are now on auction to celebrate Ethereum’s transition to PoS.

The NFT minted by VanityBlocks team for 31.5 ETH ($49,600) directly to mining pool F2Pool before the network switched to the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus at a Block height of 15537394 is now tagged “The Last POW Blockon OpenSea, where it has already attracted a bid of 10 ETH, or $15.943,70 at today’s price.

The final proof-of-work block NFT shows a pair of eyes peering out from a black background and also contained the text, "You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick." VanityBlocks has started turning whole Ethereum transaction blocks into non-fungible tokens (NFTs) since January 16 to commemorate Ethereum’s transition to PoS.

Meanwhile, the first POS block of the canonical chain was used to create an NFT called “The Transition”. Twitter user @0xTransition announced the minting – for 36 ETH ($56,917.08) – of the earliest PoS block that is now the very first NFT on Ethereum after the switch to proof-of-stake. The collection of 100 generative tokens featuring pandas and key details relating to the block can be found on OpenSea at a floor price of 0.6 ETH.

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