Ethereum Miners Can Keep Ruining PC Gamers’ Days as ‘The Merge’ Gets Delayed

Nothing is more dangerous than hope. For example: It’s easier to accept that cryptocurrency miners will continue to hoard graphics cards if you assume that’s the new status quo. But if you let yourself think something like Ethereum’s transition to a proof-of-stake model is a sign that GPU supplies will improve soon, well, any delays to that transition are going to sting that much more.

All of which is to say that Ethereum is no longer set to complete “The Merge,” which will finalize the cryptocurrency’s transition away from a proof-of-work model, by the end of the year. PCGamer reported that The Merge is now expected to happen sometime in the first half of 2022, so Ethereum miners will have at least a few more months to make as much money as they can before they’re rendered obsolete.