• Ethereum price posted 8% gains over the past week as the altcoin continues its uptrend. 
  • 8.56% of Ethereum's circulating supply is now staked in the ETH2 deposit contract, reducing the altcoin's circulation. 
  • Analysts believe Ethereum price is on track for a 20% breakout and predict a rally in the altcoin. 

Ethereum price is on track for a rally with a brewing supply shortage. Nearly 10% of the altcoin's supply has been pulled out of circulation through staking in the ETH2 contract. 

Ethereum price prepares for 20% upswing, staking reduces ETH supply 

Ethereum price is on track for a 20% rally, according to analysts. As the merge hit the testnet, it fueled a bullish narrative among investors. 8.56% of Ethereum's circulating supply is now locked in the ETH2 staking contract. 

Proponents believe the merge will arrive on the Ethereum network in the second half of 2022, and once it does, will boost the altcoin's staking yield. Over $10 million worth of ETH is staked in the ETH2 contract. 

ETH2 staking statistics

ETH2 staking statistics

The merge is considered a key milestone for the Ethereum blockchain, as proponents argue this event will turn the altcoin into a deflationary asset. This implies a rise in buying pressure and a positive impact on Ethereum price. 

Within months following the merge, Ethereum is expected to cut 90% of its daily emissions, and the reward for its validators could climb over 200%. These statistics have triggered a bullish sentiment among traders. 

Analysts have evaluated the Ethereum price trend and predicted a 20% upswing in the altcoin. FXStreet analysts argue Ethereum has a strong weekly candle. Analysts have identified a bull flag set up in the Ethereum price chart. On a close above $3,033, Ethereum price could start an uptrend targeting a 20% upswing in the current cycle of the altcoin. 

 

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