Chainalysis, the popular on-chain analysis platform, has delved into the Ethereum Merge discussion, predicting the after-event of the update. According to the firm, Ethereum could be placed at the top after the Merge. In its statement, the analysis firm believes that Ethereum could move ahead of other digital assets in price to stake a claim for going to the top in the market. One of these reasons, the platform believes, is the staking yield.
Chainalysis predicts a surge in the price of Ethereum
According to Chainalysis, the taking yields that traders stand to earn from the token after the Merge is enough reason to drive institutional traders into the fold. The company believes that with the influx of enough institutional demand, the asset would have enough room to grow to the top, challenging Bitcoin in the process.
The platform also likened staking to eco-friendly bonds and other financial instruments. The report from the analysis firm claims that Ethereum could offer users about 15% rewards on staking, claiming to displace bonds that offer way less than that in terms of rewards. With this, the asset’s price could decouple from the other crypto in the market as it will be one of the premiums of the sector.
The Merge is tipped to drive in more retail traders
According to data that Chainalysis published, the number of institutional stakers in the Ethereum ecosystem has been steadily rising. The figure has moved from a small 200 figure in January last year to more than 1,000 at the end of August. The platform said that should the number increase rapidly after the event, it will confirm its theory that the institutional players see Ethereum as a good source of making gains in the market. Asides from institutional traders, Chainalysis also expects Ethereum to drive in retail traders from other token communities in the market.
Presently, traders that have staked their Ethereum will not be able to withdraw them until about 12 months after the Merge event has taken place. Another factor stressed is the drop in required energy as the network will transition to a new proof of stake. Most platforms in the market have been lauding the move by Ethereum as they believe this transition will spell something good for the economy.