Since the August 2021 Ethereum London Hard Fork, more than $5 billion in ETH has been lost.


  • In the wake of the Ethereum London Hard Fork, the ecosystem has undergone a number of significant changes.
  • The burning of coins by EIP-1559 makes ETH deflationary.
  • So far, more than 1.9 million ETH have been discarded.

Ethereum London Hard Fork's EIP-1559, which has seen a significant increase in the number of coins burned since August 2021, is gaining ground in 2022.

On Aug. 4, 2021, Ethereum Improvement Protocol (EIP) 1559 was launched as part of the London Hard Fork.

For this particular upgrade, the primary goal is to stabilize the high gas fees that arise from Ethereum's proof-of-work (POW) network scalability issues.

Because of the high inflation rate associated with mining rewards, this was thought to be a way of stabilizing the value of Ethereum's native asset.

As of March 2022, BeInCrypto Research estimates that more than $5 billion in ETH in base fees have been burned since the implementation of EIP-1559 in August 2021.

As a result of this, more than 1.9 million coins have been permanently withdrawn from the supply.

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In less than six months, the amount of ETH burned surpassed 500%

The total number of ETH burned on September 15, 2021, was approximately 297,000. Data from March 2022 shows a 559 percent increase in the total number of burnt coins.

Non-fungible tokens like CryptoPunks and Bored Ape Yacht Club have seen a significant increase in demand since coin burning is largely associated with fees, so much of this increase can be attributed to the demand for decentralized exchanges such as SushiSwap and Uniswap.

It appears that EIP-1559 is en route to its burn target.

After the launch of EIP-1559, the primary goal was to burn 2,560,000 ETH in the first year (August 2021 to August 2022).

More than 600,000 ETH remain unburned out of the total amount planned for burning at this time.

Approximately 76% of the projected coins have already been burned, leaving 24% to be burned by the end of August 2022, if not earlier.

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