Ethereum Gas Fees Plunge to Yearly Low

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In Brief
  • ETH gas fees have plummeted to new yearly lows.

  • Transactions currently cost as little as 3 gwei, or $0.12.

  • The decline in gas fees can be attributed to the price decline in ETH and market bearishness.

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Ethereum gas fees have fallen to their lowest in 2021. With average transactions now costing less than one dollar

The recent decline in the crypto market has seen ethereum transactions fall back down to cost-effective levels once again. 

Sunday saw the average transaction fee needed was just five gwei, or $0.15. 

Source: Etherscan

Following a surge in price for ethereum, the price hit an all-time high of $4,372 on May 12. Gas fees had begun to surge as ethereum’s price began to tick higher and higher. 

Gas fees in May hit a high of 300 gwei as market participants enjoyed bullish momentum across the non-fungible token (NFT), decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized exchanges (DEX) sectors.

Source: Etherscan

However, the recent market correction that has seen ethereum drop in price by more than 50% has seen the overall market slow down. The decline in price has hit the market hard as popularity declines. But the negative price action has played favorably in ETH gas fees.

The new yearly lows in transaction fees means traders can now spend as little as $0.12 to transaction on the ethereum blockchain. 

DEX volume falling 

Other notable signs of a decrease in ETH gas fees is perhaps the decline in DEX volumes. Uniswap volume over the past 24 hours was sitting at $884.5 million. Down from its May 19 high. Which saw $2.62 billion in daily volume.  

Source: Uniswap

As recently as February, Binance had reportedly spent close to $10 million in ETH gas fees as the network became overloaded. The surge in ETH volume and trading transactions saw Binance temporarily suspend ETH transactions on the exchange.

But it seems those problems are a far cry now that additional DEX’s have been created with much lower fees, such as Pancake Swap.


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Ryan is a Fintech specialist with a passion for cryptocurrencies and blockchain adoption. A keen trader and investor in the market since 2016, he enjoys keeping up to date with the latest developments within the industry while finding the next 100x altcoin.

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