An article about Bitcoin lead me to realize the size of Ethereum pre-mine:
$ sh bitquery.io.sh curl is /usr/bin/curl jq is /usr/bin/jq Timestamp: 1617982146 total=118689115.86396427 premine=72009990.49947998 premine/total = 60.67100%
1617982146 stands for:
$ date -d "@1617982146" Fri Apr 9 15:29:06 UTC 2021
That means even today more than 60% of all ETH that exists was pre-mined out of thin air.
- Proof of Stake - Ethereum 2.0 is about to switch to PoS