According to a report, for the first in history, Ethereum miners earned over $2 billion in total for the month of May 2021. In another development, over 5 million ETH worth $14 billion at current prices has been locked in Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract address.
5 million ETH is now locked up in the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract
A few months after the launch of Ethereum 2.0’s Beacon Chain, over 5 million ETH is now locked in the deposit contracts address.
At the time of writing, 5.22 million ETH worth $14 billion is locked up in the Ethereum 2.0 contract. And there is a tendency that the number will continue to increase as the community anticipates the official launch of Ethereum 2.0.
Image Source: Etherscan
The lock-up is an integral part of the network’s transition from the energy-consuming proof of work (PoW) consensus algorithm to energy-efficient proof of stake (PoS) protocol.
Ethereum Miners Earn Over $2 Billion for the First Time
This was reported a few hours ago by a blockchain analytics firm, Smart Liquidity. According to the report, Ethereum miners earned over $2 billion for the first in history.
Based on the report, Ethereum miners’ reward has now notably surpassed similar indicators in the Bitcoin network by relatively $1 billion.
Captioning a chart for illustration, Smart Liquidity tweeted, “According to the results of May, for the first time in history, Ethereum miners earned more than $2 billion in total, surpassing similar indicators in the Bitcoin network by almost $1 billion – $2.35 billion against $1.45 billion.”
According to the results of May, for the first time in history, #Ethereum miners earned more than $2 billion in total, surpassing similar indicators in the #Bitcoin network by almost $1 billion – $2.35 billion against $1.45 billion. pic.twitter.com/0fgaYfeGHn
— 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐋𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐲 (@Smart_Liquidity) June 2, 2021
Ethereum (ETH) in the Market
Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has been struggling to find a better support level for the next bullish trend following the devastating price fall of the past weeks.
However, the digital currency seems to have regained its balance but the uptrend is still weak. At the time of filing this report, ETH is trading at $2,687.30, with 2.20% price uptrend in the last 24 hours.