In a recent report from Bloomberg, Arca’s Bodhi Pinkner predicted that Ethereum (ETH) will become deflationary after the “Merge,” scheduled for September, helping the network transition from Proof-of-Work ( PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS) after years of delay.
Earlier this month, Lucas Outumuro, an analyst at crypto research firm IntoTheBlock, estimated that the rate of issuance of the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of capitalization would be between -0.5% and – 4.5% after Merge.
This means that Ethereum will become increasingly scarce, giving it an edge over Bitcoin. The fact that the circulating supply of an asset continues to decrease is also a good sign for the price.
ETH is currently trading at $1,690 on spot exchanges, down 1.16% over the past 24 hours but still up 8.4% on the week.
The ETH/BTC pair has rallied around 34% over the past month due to the excitement surrounding the much-anticipated “Merge” upgrade. However, the pair is down more than 12% from its year-to-date high of 0.82. It should also be noted that ETH/BTC is down as much as 54% from the all-time high it reached in June 2017.
Many experts believe that the current macro environment could be favorable for Ethereum.
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) has focused on fiscal tightening since the end of 2021, putting great pressure on the prices of leading cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin dominance has been steadily declining since the beginning of 2021 to 41.1% at the moment, with Ethereum and other top altcoins dominating its market share.
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