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In the midst of heavy NFT gaming, the Polygon Network’s gas fee skyrockets

The Layer 2 scaling solution from Etheruem Over the last week or two, Polygon has seen a lot of on-chain activity. The NFT play-to-earn game Sunflower Farmers has recently choked the Polygon network due to heavy demand.

The popularity of this NFT game accounted for a whopping 40% increase in gas use. After then, the second account only uses 3% of the gas.

“In the past two days, Polygon network gas fees have skyrocketed, even surpassing 700 gwei…”
” The main reason is the popularity of an NFT game Sunflower.”
” Its gas consumption accounts for more than 40%, while the second accounts for only about 3%.” — Wu Blockchain (@WuBlockchain) January 6, 2022

The Sunflower Games have caused the gas fee on the Polygon blockchain network. Inorder, to climb by an astonishing 16x by the end of December 2021. The increase in the gas charge is causing problems for some DApps. For example, the NFT rental protocol Double Protocol has announced that the release of alpha Pass. Which was expected for today, has been postponed.

“Hi, Doublers! Due to the congestion and dramatic increase in the gas fee of Polygon Network,..”
“we have to delay the release of our Alpha Pass initially scheduled for today.”

“We will announce the new timeframe within 24 hours.½ — Double Protocol”

(@DoubleProtocol) January 5, 2022

Sunflower Farmers, an NFT game, incentivizes players by pitting them against each other in a furious struggle to harvest as many token prizes as possible. Smart contracts are used to distribute SFF token awards to gamers.

As a result, players are continually engaged in duties such as planting and harvesting crops in order to earn prizes. These acquired tokens can be used to buy in-game NFTs as well as pay for other services.

As a result, participants seeking a larger portion of the SFF tokens are taking advantage of high gas fees, ensuring that their transactions are accepted on Polygon. Despite the current spike, the Polygon gas fee is still quite low in comparison to Ethereum, where a single transaction can cost anywhere from $50 to $100.

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