Browsing the "Transaction Fees" Tag

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Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

| Alyssa Hertig

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

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Fee Spike on Ethereum Classic Raises Fears of More Exchange Attacks

| Christine Kim

Abnormal network activity this past Sunday on ethereum classic caused certain miners to receive thousands of dollars in payout. These peculiar…

You Can Now Get Paid (a Little) for Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

Lightning nodes are making money – albeit not much – displaying the potential for a growing fee market on the layer two tech.

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Bitcoin’s Cutting-Edge ‘Coin Selection’ Tech Gets First Major Integration

| Alyssa Hertig

BitGo is taking advantage of a long-promised scaling tech that should see user's transaction fees slashed by up to one-third.

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Bitcoin’s Biggest Startups Are Backing a New Effort to Keep Fees Low

| Alyssa Hertig

A project called Bitcoin Optech is launching to ensure companies like Coinbase and Square know the best technologies out there to reduce user fees.

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Bitcoin Dust: What It Is and Why You Should Get Rid of It

| Alyssa Hertig

It's time to get rid of your bitcoin "dust," some developers argue. CoinDesk explains why.

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Bitcoin Is Close to Cutting Fees with Better Coin Selection

| Alyssa Hertig

Years of work has culminated in Bitcoin Core software getting a "coin selection" upgrade that will lower transaction fees and scale the blockchain.

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How Much Should a Blockchain Cost? The Compelling Case for Higher Fees

| Alyssa Hertig

While many think crypto transaction fees should be pushed lower, these researchers believe users could be paying more.

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Bitcoin Fees Are Down Big: Why It Happened And What It Means

| Alyssa Hertig

Not so long ago bitcoin's transaction fees were over $20, but now they're down to around $3 again. CoinDesk explores why.

Connecticut Lawmaker Pitches Crypto Transaction Fee in New Bill

| Annaliese Milano

A Connecticut representative has introduced a bill that would mandate a fee to transact with cryptocurrency in the state.