Ethereum has a chance to make a pump due to Hybrid Casper streamlining. Casper makes new blocks getting less awarded for each block. Instead of 3 ETH each new block gets 0,82 ETH will be awarded for coming blocks reducing inflation to just 2% a year. So when Ethereum moves over to PoW/PoS system then the payout for all blocks will be reduced from 3 ETH to 0,82 ETH. It poses risk that most miners will move away from ETH. Not only is the difficulty getting so high that it’s not worth to mine anymore.
But if ETH drops the payout by 80% then ETH has a chance to rise a price in visible scale. Now ETH price is $741,41 ticking down 1,61% for the last 24-hour period.
Casper upgrade will be implemented at two featured Ethereum clients such as Parity and Geth. Casper Casper – the Friendly Finality Gadget (FFG) – is also named after hybrid Proof of Stake (PoS) and Proof of Work (PoW) Casper. The ETH is undergoing transition from PoW to PoS as it was postulated in Yellow Paper of the cryptocurrency. As the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) state as follows: “Transitioning the Ethereum network from PoW to PoS has been on the roadmap and in the Yellow Paper since the launch of the protocol. Although effective in coming to a decentralized consensus, PoW consumes an incredible amount of energy, has no economic finality, and has no effective strategy in resisting cartels”.
PoW method of transactions approval is energy-intensive that incurs big outlays and some think that burning electricity for crypto is a massive waste of natural resources – such concerns were voiced for example by International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde.
Actually the argument is that with PoS less miners are needed in this case. Moreover PoS provides actually more secure system since with full operating PoS one can attack network at once because if your attack fails, your staked crypto currencies will be burned.
With PoW, mining farm could repeat attack several times since the consensus is based on computing power provided to the network, so no cryptocurrencies will be burned. It works as other miners considered as “right miners” have a power to dismiss dishonestly made blocks. The hackers attack may result in probable success if one accumulates more than 50% of all Ethereum delivered but the possibility of such outcome is considered as negligible.