The Bitcoin ecosystem is witnessing a significant decrease in transaction fees. This trend emerges despite the cryptocurrency’s recent increased network activity. On November 24, the average fee per Bitcoin transaction plummeted to about $5.89, contrasting sharply with the preceding day’s average of $14.06. This reduction in fees, following a period where they soared to over $18 per transaction, signals a noteworthy shift in the blockchain network’s dynamics.
The drop in fees coincides with an intense spike in blockchain transactions. Data from Dune Analytics reveals a staggering 475,000 Bitcoin transactions on November 19, maintaining a daily average above 300,000 thereafter. On November 24 alone, around 347,791 mint transactions occurred, and the next day, miners processed over 280,000 transactions. This heightened activity, coupled with the volume of financial transactions, resulted in over 200,000 transfers within the ecosystem. The increased interest on ORDI might have been one of the causes behind this surge in transactions, followed by the ETF craze.
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As per data from Mempool.space on November 25, an unconfirmed Bitcoin transaction without priority costs around $1.17. In contrast, a high-priority transaction, estimated at 45 sat/vB, stands at approximately $2.38. This cost-effective transaction environment is not just beneficial for users but also augurs well for Bitcoin miners.
Bitcoin mining revenue in November has already eclipsed October’s earnings, totaling approximately $945 million from transaction fees alone. On November 25, miners reaped over $124 million in fee revenue, approaching 2023’s record high set in May. This surge in earnings reflects the robust health and growing profitability of the Bitcoin mining sector.
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