The nascent DeFi and DeX industries are almost entirely based on the ethereum blockchain and represent a fundamental and growing part of the value and the reasons for adopting this fantastic blockchain.
One of the cornerstones on which this part of the ecosystem is based is the smartcontract WETH which allows ether to obtain some properties (methods) typical of erc20 contracts, for example:
The use of WETH instead of eth produces an over-cost both in terms of gas spent and in terms of code complexity and protocols for the DeFi sector and for decentralized exchanges with respect to the use of eth.
For this reason, I propose to include the ERC20 token logic directly in the EVM, in order to make WETH use useless.
If we could handle eth as we do for WETH, wrapping and unwrapping operations would not be necessary and transfers between accounts and smartcontracts would have the typical gas cost of a transfer of eth (21,000) and not of an erc20 token (about 60,000)
In addition to this, DeFi protocols and DeX protocols would be simplified by reducing attack surfaces.
This possible EIP (still to be opened) goes in the direction of a clear market demand, today WETH, on average 7000 tx / day occur with peaks of 18,000 tx / day and a consequent waste of gas and resources for the creation of Dapp that need ether with the properties of an ERC20.
I am a designer not a coder. I do not have the skills to make a proposal in terms of implementation, I ask you in advance for an opinion on the technical feasibility and on the problems that such a proposal has.