Ethereum researcher, Vivek Raman, is satisfied that Ethereum’s (ETH) upcoming transition to a proof-of-stake system will allow it to take over Bitcoin’s (BTC) place as essentially the most outstanding cryptocurrency.

“Ethereum does have, just from an economic perspective and because of the effect of the supply shock, a chance to flip Bitcoin,” stated Raman in an unique interview with Cointelegraph. 

The Merge, a long-awaited improve that may full Ethereum’s transition from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake system, is set to take place in September. In addition, The Merge will remodel Ethereum’s financial coverage, making the community extra environmentally sustainable and decreasing ETH’s whole provide by 90%. 

“After The Merge, Ethereum will have lower inflation than Bitcoin. Especially with fee burns, Ethereum will be deflationary while Bitcoin will always be inflationary. Although, with every halving, the inflation rate goes down,” identified Raman. 

While Bitcoin will retain its operate as digital gold, in accordance to Raman, Ethereum will nonetheless have “a larger adoption space” as the bottom layer of the decentralized finance (DeFi) economic system. 

The Merge gained’t cut back Ethereum’s excessive transaction charges, which is nonetheless the primary challenge stopping Ethereum from scaling. That is not a difficulty, in accordance to Raman, as Ethereum will depend on layer2 scaling options to assist most customers’ exercise. 

“Users need to learn that all of their activities should be on layer 2 and then layer 2s ultimately will use Ethereum as a base layer 1 for settlement and security and decentralization.”

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