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TL;DR Breakdown Whales storing up Ethereum may cause the price to rise. The surging interest in NFT may also trigger a price surge. Ethereum will become a 5-digit asset, says analyst Lark Davis. Ethereum Whales holding on strong to ETH The number of whales holding ETH has not dropped in about four months as they refuse to sell their holdings, reveals Santiment. According to the data, Ethereum whales are still holding on strong even after the price hit a new ATH not quite long. This could cause the price of Ether to rise in the long run. Crypto analyst, Lark Davis, noted that the price of Ethereum may surge due to the current supply shortage compared to demand. He said that he expects the price to rise more than 400% which would take it above $10,000. He continued that one possible trigger will be the increasing number of Ethereum Whales that are holding the asset for long thereby causing a supply crunch. Lark mentioned that the current NFT mania could also drive the price to higher highs. There is no doubt about this since NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are created on a smart contract platform like Ethereum. Considering that Ethereum is the major market for the NFT, this may also cause a price surge.

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Ethereum Whales increase their buying spree Earlier this week, Ethereum Whales moved 235,000 ETH from centralized exchanges in just an hour. This happens to be the second-largest ETH outflow...
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The Ethereum community have been showing disdain for a new improvement proposal aimed at subduing the miners’ revolt against EIP 1559. SAMUEL WAN · MARCH 17, 2021 AT 1:57 AM UTC · 2 MIN READ Will Ethereum miners stop “shows of force” for more block rewards? Last week, Michael D. Carter of YouTube channel Bits Be Trippin’ authored Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 3368. This introduces the idea of increasing block rewards from two to three Ether, with a gradual decay to one Ether over two years. “Changes the block reward paid to proof-of-work (POW) miners to 3 ETH from existing 2 ETH and starts a decay schedule for next two years to 1 ETH Block Reward.” Carter is a prominent figurehead in the backlash against EIP 1559, which intends to reform the miners’ fee structure by burning the majority of fees. The outcome will likely lead to a drop in miners’ revenue. However, regardless of the opposition, EIP 1559 is scheduled to roll out in the London hard fork in July. Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1599 In protest against EIP 1559, several miners have voiced support for coordinated action on April 1. They intend to concentration their hashing power with the Ethermine mining pool for 51 hours. This symbolizes their intent to harness more than 51% of the network’s hash rate. Other stakeholders have reacted strongly against the move. But the miners supporting this action say this “show of force” is purely for educational purposes. They want to demonstrate what can happen under circumstances of concentrated hashing power. Carter said this live experiment on the Ethereum network could incentivize an attacker to take over the chain. He added that the purpose is to bring to light what interfering with the PoW fee structure could result in. “a show of force like that is not attacking the network. What it is showing though, is that miners can coordinate, and any tick up for Ethermine, which right now has less than 40% of the Ethereum network, any tick up towards 51% shows that a focussing of hash power can occur.” With EIP 3368, Carter hopes to reach a compromise. He writes that increasing the block reward, with decay over time, will avoid long-term inflation while giving miners “time to gracefully repurpose/sell their hardware.” The community reacts A vote on the r/Ethereum sub-Reddit currently shows a marginal majority in favor of implementing EIP 3368. Ethereum improvement proposal 3368 vote SOURCE: REDDIT.COM However, the most upvoted comments give a different story. One user called the new proposal a move motivated by greed. Especially considering the recent block reward increase to two Ether. “6 months ago the reward in fees was around .75 eth. Now it’s 2-2.5. You expect me to believe that in 6 months the miners became completely dependent on a 300% increase in fees earned per block, and that it would be worthless to mine after EIP-1559?” Another likened it to weaning a drug addict with more drugs to help them eventually kick the habit. Neither the miners nor devs are backing down at this point. With April 1 just over two weeks away, time is running out for a solution.

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The Ethereum community have been showing disdain for a new improvement proposal aimed at subduing the miners’ revolt against EIP 1559. Last week, Michael D. Carter of...