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Market watchers know that the code update Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559 (EIP 1599) has been cooking for two years. EIP 1599 appears to be successful at two things so far: burning ethereum (ETH, -2.04 percent) and limiting the sizes of blocks to an optimum level. Although it hasn’t been as efficient in predicting transaction costs in minutes or hours, it still has taken away the ambiguity for transacting users trying to price their transactions in the spur of the game.

A Milestone: Ethereum miner’s profits continue to rise

The bullish ether (ETH) price and a spike in NFT or the non-fungible among financial transactions compensated for miners’ lost revenue because of EIP 1559.

Ether’s bullish prices

Last Thursday, EIP 1559 has been enabled together with four other EIPs in the London update. The majority of transaction fees given to miners are burnt and withdrawn from circulation due to its activation.

This London upgrade has burned $71 million or 22 708 ETC, accounting for approximately 33% of this new currency’s supply spike.

On Ethereum, the decrease in transaction fee income does not seem to have a substantial impact on overall miner revenue. According to Coin Metrics, daily miner income in USD rose 7.1 percent in just a few days after EIP 1559 was activated and is now at two-month highs.

Hence, the bullish market breakthrough for ETH, which earnestly began the day before London, is part of the reason for consistent high miner income levels.

Miners are trying to recoup lost benefits from higher ETH prices, despite their reduced revenues in native ETH unit transaction fees.

Rise of NFT trading Activity of Ethereum

Aside from price action, the amount of on-chain operations in transferring NFTs has risen by 75% in the past seven days, boosting miner income. The CovidPunks series, released on the day London was activated, has been sold out in minutes. This was the most significant NFT release in recent days.

Miners may still be compensated when including transactions in a block under EIP 1559 and paying a “priority fee.” However, it is regarded as an optional tip. As a result, when London upgraded, user cost on priority fees have amounted to 7,141 ETH, which is approximately $22.4 million. 

Because Ethereum miners are still paid a percentage of transaction costs, a surge in on-chain activity caused by an NFT decreased or popular decentralized finance (Defi) app would raise the overall miner income via higher priority fees.

Transactions not well-suited to EIP 1559

Any part of the transaction cost that is not utilized to pay the basic price or the number they have chosen for the priority fee will be reimbursed back to the sender’s account if service providers for both network and users optimize for EIP 1559.

The fact that transactions formatted in EIP 1559 are typically less expensive for consumers than traditional Ethereum transactions will only be a matter of time until more apps and service providers embrace it. 

On the other hand, adoption delay reflects apprehension among users and companies providing EIP 1559 the time to settle and show its worth on the network.