For 38 Consecutive Days Ethereum Gas Fees Record the Lowest Rates Since 2020
In 43 days, the Ethereum network could finally see a full transition from proof-of-work (PoW) to proof-of-stake (PoS) via The Merge. Meanwhile, during the last 38 days, Ethereum’s layer one (L1) onchain transaction fees have dropped below the $5 mark and tumbled even lower by the end of July. At the time of writing, the average Ethereum network fee is 0.00086 ether or $1.46 per transfer. Median-sized fees are even less, as statistics show transfer fees have been as low as $0.21 to $0.576 per transaction on Sunday morning (EST).
Ethereum Gas Costs Remain at the Lowest Rates Since December 2020, Ether Transfers Top Opensea’s Burn Rate
For quite some time now, Ethereum data fees to transact on the network have been much lower than usual. In fact, today’s average Ethereum network fee is 0.00086 ether or $1.46 per transfer, a low not seen since December 12, 2020.
Essentially, a gas fee is the quantity of ethereum (ETH) required to transfer data onchain, and the fee to simply push ETH is cheaper than the fees tied to transferring an ERC20 token and interacting with a smart contract.
While the average Ethereum network fee is around $1.46 per transfer today, statistics from etherscan.io’s Gas Tracker indicate that gas fees are between 5 to 6 qwei per transfer or $0.21 to $0.32. The Gas Tracker also shows that the cost to execute an Opensea sale can be between $0.73 to $1.10 per transaction, and decentralized exchange (dex) swaps can cost anywhere between $1.88 to $2.82 per transfer.
To push an ERC20 token like USDT or USDC, the transfer cost is estimated to be around $0.55 to $0.83 per transfer on Sunday morning (EST). Data from bitinfocharts.com shows Sunday’s median-sized fees are 0.00034 ether or $0.576 per transaction. Ethereum transfers are a large contributor to the burning of