With the talked about merge to POS, what does this impact besides getting rid of POW miners?

Will emissions be the same % as POW?

How does the merge affect supply of coins?

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The merge (replacing PoW with PoS) reduces issuance of ETH by ~90%.

From https://ethereum.org/en/upgrades/merge/issuance August 22 2022:

  • Mining rewards ~13,000 ETH/day pre-merge
  • Staking rewards ~1,600 ETH/day pre-merge
  • After The Merge, only the ~1,600 ETH per day will remain, dropping total new ETH issuance by ~90%
  • The burn: At an average gas price of at least 16 gwei, at least 1,600 ETH is burned every day, which effectively brings net ETH inflation to zero or less post-merge.

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