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Ethereum Sets Record with Almost $400 Million Worth of Coins Burned in One Week

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Sun, 01/16/2022 - 14:57
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Arman Shirinyan
The number of burned Ethereum coins looks promising for deflation supporters
Ethereum Sets Record with Almost $400 Million Worth of Coins Burned in One Week
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The Ethereum network has reached a new goal of burning more than 110,000 ETH in one week of functioning as the NFT industry is continuously growing.

Issuance remains negative this week

The most important part of the fee-burning mechanism presented by the EIP-1559 update back in the summer was to make Ethereum a deflationary asset. It would only become possible in the event that the net issuance of the asset stays below the number of coins burned in a specified period.

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On the one-week timeframe, the number of ETH exceeds the number of issued coins, which resulted in a negative issuance. At press time, Ethereum net issuance stays at 16,000 coins, or $54 million.

The negative issuance indicates that the number of coins circulating on the network has decreased, which could be considered a deflationary effect highly anticipated by the majority of Ethereum holders.

Deflationary effect on Ethereum chart

The majority of Ethereum community members argue that the most recent bullrun on Ethereum is a direct effect of the deflation that increases the value of Ether after each deflationary block appears on the chain.

Ethereum Chart
Source: Ethereum

But at the same time, Ethereum's market performance does not seem to be more or less impressive compared to other Layer 1 chains or high capitalization digital assets. Compared to another L1 network that allows users to create decentralized solutions, Solana and Ethereum showed almost 800% less growth in the same period.

At press time, Ethereum trades at $3,300 and shows almost no volatility compared to previous trading periods.

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About the author

Arman Shirinyan is a trader, crypto enthusiast and SMM expert with more than four years of experience.

Arman strongly believes that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain will be of constant use in the future. Currently, he focuses on news, articles with deep analysis of crypto projects and technical analysis of cryptocurrency trading pairs.