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Ethereum's EIP 1559 in Action: Here's How You Can Track Its Effects

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 11:53
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Vladislav Sopov
With these easy-to-use instruments, you can monitor the effects of EIP 1559 online
Ethereum's EIP 1559 in Action: Here's How You Can Track Its Effects
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In general, Ethereum (ETH) enthusiasts are optimistic about the first effects of the London hardfork. Ethers are burned at an increasing pace, and now even crypto newbies can monitor this process 24/7.

Last hour updates: Introducing Ethereum Burn Bots

Several basic on-chain monitoring instruments are released to track how EIP 1559 is affecting the Ether supply. ETH Burn Bot publishes its updates every hour.

It broadcasts the most crucial metrics of the Ethereum (ETH) burning process, i.e., the number of ETH coins destroyed over the past year, the number of Ethers issued (mined) during this period and the net change in the Ethereum (ETH) supply. Finally, the bot calculated the annualized estimated increase (decrease) in the Ether (ETH) supply.

Another automated tracking mechanism, the Burned Ether bot, displays the current base fee rate, the average "miner tip" size, the total number of Ethers burned and their current USD-denominated value.

This bot also broadcasts messages to Twitter once an hour.

More ETH is used, more ETH is burned

Besides Twitter, Ethereum (ETH) enthusiasts can monitor the dynamics of the Ethereum (ETH) supply through special dashboards. One of them, EthBurned.Info, displays the aggregated number of ETH destroyed and the metrics from the last hour.

A special diagram demonstrates how the number of Ethers burned per block changes over time. EthBurned.Info is launched and maintained by David Mihal, creator of popular explorer Cryptofees.Info.

As covered by U.Today previously, Ethereum (ETH) mainnet activated London hardfork that includes five updates. However, it is known for EIP 1559, an upgrade of the Ethereum (ETH) fee model.

Ethereum’s EIP-1559: Comprehensive Guide to London Hardfork

Now, Ethereum (ETH) fees include a "basic fee" that reflects the saturation of the network (how many transactions are included in this or that block) and "tips" designed to incentivize miners.

The entire "basic fee" sum is "burned," which means they are excluded from Ether (ETH) circulation for good.

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Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 6+ years in IT-analytics, 3+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)