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Ethereum Transaction Fees Slide Nearly 94% Over the Past 68 Days
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Ethereum Transaction Fees Slide Nearly 94% Over the Past 68 Days

  • Over the previous 68 days, since March 5, 2024, Ethereum’s transaction fees have fallen by 93.7%, from $30.33 per transfer to $1.91 per transaction.
  • This move is similar to Bitcoin’s on-chain fees, which have also recently seen a significant decline. 

Declining Ethereum Fees: A 68-Day Overview

Transacting on the Ethereum blockchain has become significantly more affordable this week, with the average cost now at approximately 0.00065 ETH, or $1.91 per transaction, as reported by bitinfocharts.com. 

Additionally, executing a basic ETH transfer currently costs between 4 and 7 gwei, or $0.18 to $0.37 per transfer, according to data collected by etherscan.io’s gas tracker.

This weekend, engaging in a decentralized exchange (dex) swap on Ethereum can cost an estimated $4.16 and $7.28, while conducting an NFT sale may range from $7.03 to $12.31. 

Ethereum average transaction fee

 

Over the last 50 days, Ethereum has averaged just over one million transactions daily. The busiest day was March 22, 2024, recording 1.324 million transactions, while the slowest was April 4, 2024, with 1.091 million transactions. 

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The average daily transaction count over this period stands at approximately 1.212 million.

Inflationary Ether and $12.5 Billion Ethereum Burned

According to figures from ultrasound.money, Ethereum is currently experiencing an inflation rate of 0.895% annually. 

However, had Ethereum not shifted from a proof-of-work (PoW) system to a proof-of-stake (PoS) framework, the annual issuance rate under PoW would have been 3.923%. On top of the issuance rate, it has been 1,010 days since the London fork on August 5, 2021.

The London upgrade essentially introduced the Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP)-1559. 

This amendment changed the gas fee structure from a first-price auction model to a more stable base fee that is burned, eliminating it from circulation forever. Since this implementation, 4.29 million ETH, valued at $12.51 billion, has been burned to date. 

As Ethereum undergoes its inflationary stage, the notably lower transaction fees, while advantageous for users, present financial challenges for ETH validators.

These reduced fees influence the economic incentives tied to network security. In comparison, Bitcoin has seen over 100 exahash per second (EH/s) of hashpower depart since the last halving due to its falling hashprice. 

This highlights the intricate balance between ensuring user affordability for adoption purposes and maintaining adequate compensation for validators as Ethereum evolves its monetary policy and transaction cost structure.

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