Justin Bons, founder and chief investment officer of a veteran European blockchain-centric investment fund Cyber Capital, shares his optimistic forecast for the effect the Merge activation will have on Ethereum's technology, tokenomics health and massive adoption.
Merge activation in Ethereum (ETH) gives its tokenomics unmatched boost
Mr. Bons has taken to Twitter to share that the upcoming hotly anticipated Merge upgrade — Ethereum's migration from a proof-of-work (PoW) network consensus to a proof-of-stake (PoS) one — will be of particular importance for its tokenomical structure.
1/25) The merge is finally arriving on Ethereum!— Justin Bons (@Justin_Bons) September 2, 2022
It is important to understand the significance of this upgrade
The economic changes will make ETH the most sound form of money & SoV
While the switch to PoS will make it the most secure, decentralized & environmentally friendly:
According to him, after the Merge activation, Ethereum (ETH) is set to be a deflationary cryptocurrency with negative inflation. As this metric is based on network's usage activity, this will advance ETH's value proposition.
As Ethereum (ETH) remains by far the most popular smart contract platform in Web3, this is the first time that an upgrade of such scale is activated in the mainstream blockchain:
This is why ETH finally implementing this upgrade is so exciting. As no other cryptocurrencies have anywhere near the usage of ETH. This is the first time we will see this design in practice under load
Given its economical effect, Ethereum (ETH) Merge activation is equal to three Bitcoin (BTC) periodical emission reductions, analyst says.
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Besides advanced tokenomics, the Merge upgrade will make the second blockchain more attack-resistant since the cost of a hypothetical attack becomes absurdly high.
The proof-of-stake consensus does not require its participants to employ high-end hash mining gear: post-Merge transactions can be validated even with Raspberry Pi compact computers.
As covered by U.Today, the Merge will be activated in Ethereum (ETH) mainnet Sept. 15, 2022. The upgrade will put an end to Ethereum (ETH) mining and replace it by staking.