The crypto market is closely monitoring developments around Ethereum 2.0 as it will introduce a major upgrade around June 2022. Moving on to “The Merge,” one of the key positives is the decline in the ETH fee.

According to the on-chain data provider Santiment, the ETH fee has fallen by as much as 90% in the past six months, allaying users’ concerns. It adds that this could also have contributed to the ETH price surge. The data provider states:

Ethereum charges were much more affordable than we’ve seen in the past 8+ months. The average gas price is just $5.81. In comparison, the average cost rose to $69.57 on May 11, 2021 and $62.85 on November 8, 2021.

Courtesy: Saniment

In addition, data provider Santiment also mentions that Ethereum (ETH) shows a greater correlation with the S&P 500 than Bitcoin (BTC). It adds:

Ethereum, not Bitcoinis the most important asset that remains closely correlated to the #SP500‘s performance. And since the #FOMC announcement 3 weeks ago, this was good news for $ETH† see if #fed news causes downswings for the May #FOMC Updating.

Courtesy: Saniment

If the Fed rate hikes, the stock market could be heading for a correction in the short term. We see the same spillover in the crypto market and the price of Ethereum (ETH). Crypto market analyst Michäel van de Poppe states that in the event of a correction, ETH has a buy zone around $3,100.

Ethereum 2.0 and The Merge

One of the major developments surrounding Ethereum is the introduction of the EIP-1559 protocol which introduces a combustion mechanism and causes deflationary pressure on the Ethereum (ETH) price. Market analyst Lark Davis explains

With supply growth of -2.8% per year after the merger, #ethereum will see about 3.3 million ETH burn per year. By the end of the decade, total ETH supply will fall below 100 million. In other words, we are burning the equivalent of ALL ETH currently on exchanges!!!!”

He further adds that when the Ethereum 2.0 staking feature went live last year, the ETH price jumped 68%. Davis expects a big surge in ETH price after the June upgrade.


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