The number of ether locked in the Ethereum 2.0 contract has exceeded 9 million ethereum or more than $28 billion using today’s exchange rates. Since September 20,21’s first week, the amount of Ethereum in the contract has grown by 22.29%. The contract was originally held 7.4million ether.
Ethereum 2.0 Contract Exempts 9,000,000 Ether
The proof-of work (PoW), side of Ethereum’s network, has reached all-time highs in hashrate tapping at above 1 petahash each second (PH/s). However, Ethereum 2.0 is moving forward with ether locked into the ETH2.0 contract.
In essence, you need 32 ETH in order to qualify as a validator. When the ETH 2.0 contract first launched, Bitcoin.com News reported on Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin contributing funds to the contract on November 6, 2020.
On January 17, 2022, etherscan.io data indicates that there’s approximately 9,057,890 ethereum worth over $28 billion (at the time of writing) in the ETH 2.0 contract. On January 16th, 2022 data showed that 9 million Ethereum had been added to the contract.
Year-to-date, ethereum’s price is up over 150% but during the last 30 days, ether has shed 18.5% and two-week stats indicate ether has lost 17.5% in value against the U.S. dollar. While Ethereum’s market cap dominance was 18-20% during the course of 2021, today ETH dominance is around 17.9%.
Bitcoin.com News had reported that the contract was worth 7.4 millions. However, the stash at the time was $29.3 trillion. In addition to 9 million ether that was locked in the ETH 2.0 contract and 1,541,113 ethereum valued at $5.8 billion, EIP-1559 has also been implemented.
The value of the ETH 2.0 contract, and burned ethereum after the introduction EIP-1559 is $33.8 billion at the time this article was written.
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