Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, recently made headlines with a significant burn of $7 million worth of Ether (ETH). This monumental burn, involving 3,219.96 Ether, underscores Ethereum’s transition towards becoming a deflationary currency.
Let’s delve into the details of this burn and its implications for the Ethereum network.
Understanding Ethereum’s burn mechanism
The concept of burning in the cryptocurrency realm refers to the process of permanently removing coins or tokens from circulation by sending them to an unusable wallet. In Ethereum’s case, this burn occurred as a result of transactions, where a variable base fee, introduced through Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1159 (EIP-1159), is now included in each transaction.
EIP-1159, implemented on August 5th, 2021, overhauled Ethereum’s fee model by introducing this variable base fee. This fee adjusts according to the current demand for block space and is subsequently burned, reducing the overall supply of Ether in circulation.
Ethereum’s transition to deflationary currency
Before implementing EIP-1159, Ethereum issued a new Ether at a rate of 4% per year. However, with the introduction of this upgrade, the burn mechanism has the potential to outpace the issuance of new Ether, leading to a decrease in the overall supply of ETH. This gradual reduction in supply positions Ethereum to potentially become a deflationary currency in the long run.
Experts anticipate that as Ethereum continues its transition to Ethereum 2.0, which is expected to reduce the issuance rate of new Ether to around 0.5-1% per year, the burn rate could surpass the token’s issuance. This scenario would further solidify Ethereum’s status as a deflationary asset, potentially impacting its long-term value and market dynamics.
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