The long-awaited Ethereum merger has taken place, and the community cannot sit still. Moments after the historic crypto event, a user created the first non-fungible token (NFT) on the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus.

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The merge officially took place on 15 September at 06:42:42 UTC on block 15537393. Mint and the first announcement of the sale of NFTs came shortly after 07:08 UTC.

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The NFT, which is a time capsule of the formerly NFT Mint and the iconic panda face moment, was quickly bought for a price of 36 ether (ETH).

Following the announcement of the first PoS NFT, Crypto Twitter exploded with retweets and commentary. Community commentary ranged from “questioning questionable” to calling it “fire”. A user also questioned whether Merge Panda is going to be the new ape, with reference to iconic bored ape Yacht Club individuals.

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BREAKING: Historic Day for Crypto Happens as Ethereum Merge Proof-of-Stake

Following the news of the first NFT mint and sale, the first avalanche for the new blockchain operating system began.

Sheldon Evans, founder of web3 lifestyle brand Bloom, tweeted that the brand has created the first official NFT collection on the POS network.

While some are proudly showing off their first mined digital assets and collections, others in the Ethereum community are proudly displaying their first purchases on the new system.

Joseph Lubin’s blockchain software company ConsenSys is also encouraging community members to make their first transactions on POS.

Merge has also sparked creativity from big names like Beeple, who created a merge-inspired illustration of a large slowly-forming Ethereum logo backed by scientists. Members of the Ethereum Foundation also got creative and composed and performed a song dedicated to the event.