Crypto Industry News:
Ether, once a purely inflationary coin, seems to be going back to its roots. However, experts are confident that it will soon gain importance as a deflationary asset.
Ethereum's network activity declined significantly due to the downturn in the market as decentralized finance and NFT sectors suffered from the situation.
Gas prices were also not spared. In fact, new data suggests that these numbers have hit multi-year lows and are approaching May 2020 levels.
With Ethereum's fees dropping below $ 5 per transaction, the ETH burned by the EIP-1559 hit an all-time low. Moreover, only 11% of the minted emissions were burned out of circulation.
Ethereum has adopted a firing mechanic to help users transition to the new proof-of-stake (PoS) network with the current proof-of-work (PoW) network.
The EIP-1559 update was introduced last summer. It is a real-time combustion mechanism that appeared with the London Hard Fork in August 2021. This mechanism was introduced to help stabilize the high gas charges for which the network is known. The purpose of the combustion mechanism was to deflate Ethereum. However, the high emission rate prompted the network to move in a different direction.
On the other hand, the long-awaited "Merge" Ethereum update is expected to reduce supply with EIP-1559 by burning ETH.
Technical Market Outlook:
The ETH/USD pair had made a new local high at the level of $1,783 and then after a short period of distribution, reversed sharply towards the upper channel line again. The market came off the extremely overbought conditions on the H4 time frame chart and now the momentum is weak and negative. Nevertheless, the outlook remains bullish and higher prices should be expected. The next target for bulls is seen at the level of $1,915 and $1,954. The key short-term technical support is seen between the levels of $1,255 - $1,281.
Weekly Pivot Points:
WR3 - $1,747
WR2 - $1,717
WR1 - $1,702
Weekly Pivot - $1,687
WS1 - $1,673
WS2 - $1,657
WS3 - $1,628
After the 13 consecutive weekly down candles on Ethereum, the down trend might have been terminated at the level of $880. So far every bounce and attempt to rally is being used to sell Ethereum for a better price by the market participants, so the bearish pressure is still high, but the bulls had managed to increase the price of ETH by 103% so far. The next target for bulls is seen at the level of $1,954.