BSC Recording ‘Tremendous’ Usage, Fees Cut in Half as Transactions & Active Wallets Explode Higher

BNB price is soaring while several DeFi projects launch flash loans, margin trading products, and more on BSC, “offering strong competition for Ethereum.”

While heightened activity on the Ethereum blockchain ends up pricing out smaller users, sending the gas fees to crazy levels, Binance Smart Chain has cut down its fees in half this week in light of growing network usage.

On Wednesday, the BSC community urged the validator to decrease the minimum gas price amidst the BNB price surging to new highs above $400 and the blockchain itself growing fast. BNB -3.90% Binance Coin / USD BNBUSD $ 322.15
Volume 1.36 b Change -$12.56 Open $322.15 Circulating 168.14 m Market Cap 54.16 b
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“The greatest benefit of BSC rather than Ethereum network is lower transaction fees. We would like to decrease BSC gas fee for the future growth of BSC DeFi platforms,” wrote one user on the platform.

The same day the community celebrated the gas fees cutting down in half.

The fees on the network are rising fast with the usage with the highest so far 6,031 BNB collected in fees on Monday while it was keeping under 1k BNB up until Jan.

According to Cryptofees, Binance Chain is generating about $42k in average daily fees versus $25 million by Ethereum network. ETH -5.52% Ethereum / USD ETHUSD $ 2,490.18
Volume 23.35 b Change -$137.46 Open $2,490.18 Circulating 116.96 m Market Cap 291.24 b
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Ethereum's gas fees going through the roof is one of the reasons people are shifting to BSC.

According to a recent report by Dapp Radar, Binance Smart Chain has seen “tremendous growth in the DeFi sector” by allowing users to swap tokens relatively cheaply.

BSC has overtaken Ethereum in Q1 of 2021, with the former bringing in an average of 105,000 daily active wallets compared to the latter's 75k.

“‘ETH is scaling; it's coming.” Okay, I'll be excited then, but BSC is doing 4x as many transactions as ETH today, and SOL is superior tech than ETH with a burgeoning developer community springing up,” noted trader The Crypto Dog. SOL 3.48% Solana / USD SOLUSD $ 34.89
Volume 477.82 m Change $1.21 Open $34.89 Circulating 272.64 m Market Cap 9.51 b
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However, in terms of total value locked (TVL), Ethereum is keeping its leadership and “is still the most significant blockchain within the DeFi ecosystem.”

In the meantime, the Binance Smart Chain usage has exploded this year as the market rides the bulls, DeFi protocols, and NFT.

According to BSC scan, on April 7, BSC recorded more than 4 million total transactions, up from about 350k at the beginning of the year and just a few thousand in Sept. last year.

BSC is particularly getting a lot of traction in Asia as DeFi heats up in the region. The low fees is making it an attractive alternative to Ethereum.

Moreover, as DeFi goes multi-chain, popular projects like Alpha Finance, SushiSwap, and others are also launching on BSC. ALPHA -4.45% Alpha Finance Lab / USD ALPHAUSD $ 0.65
Volume 40.1 m Change -$0.03 Open $0.65 Circulating 351 m Market Cap 227.52 m
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Volume 183.97 m Change -$0.53 Open $8.03 Circulating 127.24 m Market Cap 1.02 b
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Today, Cream announced that it is bringing flash loans onto BSC and bZx is yet another one “excited” to launch Yield Farming on BSC — “the first DeFi margin trading product on BSC.” CREAM -3.27% Cream Finance / USD CREAMUSD $ 186.74
Volume 8.81 m Change -$6.11 Open $186.74 Circulating 616.38 K Market Cap 115.1 m
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“BSC is offering strong competition for Ethereum in the DeFi ecosystem. Taking into consideration how extensively DeFi dapps are expanding to BSC, it might not take long for BSC to become a leader across all key metrics,” concluded Dapp Radar.

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