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Ethereum [ETH]: Will this development turn HODLers into stakers

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Ethereum [ETH]: Will this development turn HODLers into stakers

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  • Ethereum stakers impacted positively after the merge.
  • Addresses continued to hold their ETH as selling pressure reduced.

According to a 1 March tweet by Messari, the Ethereum [ETH] merge had a huge impact on the state of stakers. Even though the prices of ETH took a hit, staking returns improved from 1% in Q3 to 6% in Q4 of last year.

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However, the situation of Ethereum stakers could improve due to a new service called the Eigen Layer.

Normally, once ETH is staked, it cannot be used for other functions. This could change with the Eigen Layer. The Eigen Layer is a restaking primitive that allows ETH stakers to secure additional networks, securing multiple services with the same initial capital.

More reasons to stake ETH?

At press time, there were 531,653 validators that had staked their ETH holdings. Even without the added re-staking, the validators on the network were doing pretty well in terms of revenue, which increased by 34.22% over the last month. According to Staking Rewards, the overall revenue generated by stakers reached a value of $2.02 billion at press time.

Source: Staking Rewards

Along with stakers, the number of addresses on the Ethereum network increased. According to Glassnode, the number of non-zero addresses on Ethereum reached an all-time high of 94.83 million addresses. However, despite this, Ethereum’s overall transaction volume declined significantly.

This indicated that many of the new addresses holding Ethereum were not selling their ETH.

Source: Glassnode

One reason for the same would be the network’s low MVRV ratio. According to Santiment, ETH’s MVRV ratio was only slightly positive. This suggested that most holders of Ethereum wouldn’t be making huge profits if they sold their ETH at press time.

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The long/short difference declined too, suggesting that the number of short-term holders fell. The continuation of this trajectory could lead to an increase in the selling pressure on Ethereum in the future.

Source: Santiment


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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