EIP-1559: The Future of Ethereum Economy

By xuanling11 | Crypto Learning | 22 Aug 2021


After London Hardfork, Ethereum has burned roughly 70,000 Ethers. The hardfork pushes users to Ethereum 2.0 of Proof of Stake departs from Proof of Work. 

How the Ethereum economy will change after the transition into Ethereum 2.0? We want to explore several hypotheses. Before we do, we want to know what is different between Bitcoin and Ethereum.

 

The difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum

Both cryptocurrencies are similar in their core functionality with wallet, blockchain, and mining. However, what makes Ethereum distinguishable from Bitcoin is that Ehtereum is a centralized platform with a dual account structure: the private key and contract-code account or latter called a smart contract.

Because of the different setups of Ethereum, people can program on top of the Ethereum platform or the founder called a programmable cryptocurrency.

 

Ethereum mining

Because of differences between Ethereum and Bitcoin, Ethereum mining operates differently from Bitcoin too. 

Ethash is a mining algorithm Ehtereum uses rather than the SHA-256 algorithm Bitcoin mining use. 

 

Centralized mining mechanism

You need to have an account created with the private key in order to mine Ethereum. There are two mining pools that dominance the Ethereum mining activities to account for nearly 60% of the network's total hash rate.

 

Unlimited token supply in mining

Ethereum miners potentially can earn Ethereum unlimited. 

 

Centralized problems

Ethereum got a problem. Mining nodes are very powerful and control the profits. 



51% attack

51% attack is more likely to happen in Ethereum because their nodes can easily accumulate more than 50% of the network mining hash rate to dominate the system.

 

51% attack did happen in Ethereum Classic

Ethereum Classic which is Ethereum’s hardfork easily reached 51% attack multiple times in a month in 2020 further shows that Ethereum’s fundamental assumption had a false design. 



EIP-1559

The EIP-1559 purpose is to reduce the powerful ever node to prevent 51% attack from possible nodes. It forces all nodes to give up their power to everyone who holds Ethereum. Everyone has a chance to mine Ethereum when they have Ethereum so-called Proof of Stake.

 

Miners revenge

Miners can potentially revenge the network after EIP-1559 by accumulating more Ethers in one or multiple nodes to reach 51% attack which may eventually bring all networks down.

 

Eth 2.0 to rescue

However, there is likely less chance that Eth 2.0 wallet becomes the ever biggest Ethereum wallet that worths $21.3B in the network.

 

Ethereum becomes deflationary 

In contrast to Bitcoin which is speculatively an inflationary hedge asset, Ethereum forces itself into a deflationary hedge asset that its valuation may stop growing but the quantity will continue growing.

 

In conclusion

Ethereum trade-off its valuation to save the entire network from 51% attack that may eventually bring the whole ship down. Its economy will turn to deflationary what quantity will continue growing but the valuation may sacrifice in the long term.

 

Photo by davide ragusa on Unsplash

Related articles:
Stablecoin is Not So Stable
CBDC: Stablecoin 2.0 or Stablecoin Killer
Chinese CBDC: the Ultimate Financial Weapon or Just another Copycat
DeFi Swap: Great Returns come with Great Cost
CBDC vs Cryptocurrency: the War of Privacy
Inflation vs. Bitcoin: How Speculation to Hedge Inflation has Failed in Short Term but may Create Opportunity in Long Term
Game of Three Kingdoms: CBDC vs. Cryptocurrency vs. TechCoin
Gold vs. Bitcoin: Digital Twin or Enemy
Volatility of Bitcoin: Threat or Opportunity
Lesson Learn from Robinhood IPO: Era of Crypto Exchange Comes to an End or a New Beginning?
Hypothetically, What if the Fed Fails to Control Inflation, Will Crypto Save Us?!
Stablecoin: We Ever Need Them More Than CBDCs
China FUD: Are We Done Yet?
SEC vs. Ripple: the Endless Game of War
SEC vs. Defi: What is the goal of the Defi?
City Coins: Are they the Era of New Coins?
Ethereum London Hardfork: How Hard does It Actually Fork?
Did the U.S. government just thumbs up on Bitcoin and down on Ethereum after the London Hardfork?
The End of Era for Crypto Exchange Platform?!
NFT: Digital Solution or Delusion?
NFT: The Future of Gamers' Assets
Is Bitcoin Untraceable Anymore?! It Depends!
Why Crypto Got So Political Suddenly: The Beginning Tale of Government Crypto Surveillance Program
Where are We Position Crypto at : the Problem with Money and Wealth
Crypto Hacking: How Did it Really Happen?
Bitcoin Mining Recover?! The Chinese vs. The U.S Strategy of Blockchain
The Legendary of Shitcoin: Meme to the 🌓 or Unique of 💎 or Simply just 💩
Defi: A Rainbow 5-Layers Cake
Crypto Economy: the Untold Speculative Financial System We will Live?
Red Alert: Lesson Learns from the Nearly Cashless Nation
Jack Dorsey’s Ambitious: Twitter wants to Become a Place of Freedom of Speech
What Categories Does Bitcoin Belong to or Does it Really Matter?
Quantum Financial System: The System Lost Itself in Quantum World
Doge 2.0: Who Let The Dog Out?!
Legendary Hacker: the White Hat into the Rescue
Crypto Hot Hub: The Best Place to become Crypto Incubator
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Disclosure: I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose cryptocurrencies are mentioned in this article. This information is only for educational

 

How do you rate this article?


76

3

xuanling11
xuanling11

A delusional author who is possibly a nut job without any questions whatsoever about expertise in the subject matters to write with a freestyle.


Crypto Learning
Crypto Learning

All article was written by a delusional author who is possibly a nut job without any questions whatsoever about expertise in the subject matters.

Send a $0.01 microtip in crypto to the author, and earn yourself as you read!

20% to author / 80% to me.
We pay the tips from our rewards pool.