The Ethereum network has now continuously burned base fees for a week straight and in that time frame, the amount of ETH burned has hit $100 million. With over 32,000 ETH burned in the space of seven days. The fee burn rate fluctuates given the network traffic, but the burn continues regardless. Depending on network traffic going forward, the burn rate is predicted to hit 4 ETH per minute very soon. The rate at which the ETH is burned currently sits at around 3.38 ETH per minute. This puts the current burn rate at over $10,000 burned per minute. The burn shows that the EIP-1559 upgrade is working as intended, which in the long run will hopefully make the nature of ETH deflationary. But that is not happening just yet. The burning of the base fee is still in its early stages, although it is working smoothly. It will take a while for the rate at which new ETH is burned out of circulation to be high enough that ETH’s supply becomes deflationary. But that remains to be the end game here. And this is why the burn is so important to the network.