How Close Is ETH to Become Deflationary?

How Close Is ETH to Become Deflationary?
  • A total of 8,094 ETH was added to the supply pool since the merge.
  • The gas fee at present in the Ethereum network is 4.62 Gwei.

Ethereum merge didn’t turn out as expected in various aspects. The post-merge scenario was to take the Ethereum (ETH) token closer to the deflationary attribute, but the journey is not as expected. The supply issuance of ETH is in large numbers but comparatively less than the PoW mechanism.

ETH Supply Post Merge (Source: Ultra Sound Money)

A total of 8,094 ETH was added to the supply pool since the merge, at the time of writing. The projected data if the mechanism was still in the PoW would have been 138,580 ETH. And the Bitcoin (BTC) addition to its network, as per Ultra Sound Money statistics is 9,910 BTC.

Way to Deflationary Token

A coin/token will be declared to be deflationary when the production is lower than the burning number. In Ethereum’s case, the decrease in the block subsidy will take it forward towards to deflation attribute. One more mode is when the number of people transacting ETH becomes high and the staking quantity becomes low. 

The current issuance is lesser and the reason for that is stated to be the activity reduction on the Ethereum network, directly affecting the transaction fees. The gas fee at present in the network is 4.62 Gwei, and it will succeed in deflation when the fee reaches 15 Gwei.

The price chart is also not satisfactory to the Ethereum community. The price of ETH at the time of writing is $1,296.56 and the circulating volume in the last 24 hrs is $13.66 B. The market capitalization is $158 B and the circulating supply is 122 M ETH.

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