A Crypto First: Ethereum (ETH) Surpasses Bitcoin (BTC) Transaction Fee Costs Temporarily

For the first time in its history, Ethereum's average transaction fees exceeded those of Bitcoin (BTC). ETH however quickly regained its usual place as the most economical blockchain and was likely not an unfolding organic matter as there have been many situations and alleged attacks on the ETH blockchain network.

As reported in a tweet by @JZay, Coin Metrics data revealed that the momentary overtaking occurred on July 1, 2018:

“Average transaction fees for Ethereum have surpassed Bitcoin for the first time ever $BTC $ETH”


At one point, sending an average ETH transaction cost $5.40. The equivalent of seven times more than BTC's $0.75. Calculated by total fees divided by total transactions, Ethereum's average fees have dropped to $0.37, at the moment of writing this article.

The increase in fees of more than 2350% in a 24-hour window caused a great outcry of disdain among platform users. With reference to the congestion in early July, for example, one user complained about this:

However, if you ask the likes of Craig Wright, a bitcoin cash supporter and potential Satoshi Nakamoto candidate, he thinks Ethereum and their ERC20 token protocol are a dead man:

Dr. Craig Wright Says Ethereum's ERC20 Tokens Are Doomed to Fail

What do you guys think about Ethereum's recent struggles, not only in price and value, but in attacks and network congestion due to likely what will be determined as bad actors.

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