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Ethereum Gas Fees Hit Astronomical Highs as Yuga Labs Sells Metaverse NFTs Worth $320 Million By DailyCoin

Ethereum Gas Fees Hit Astronomical Highs as Yuga Labs Sells Metaverse NFTs Worth $320 Million

The network, which has actually seen an extreme decrease in its gas costs because Q3 of 2021, has actually seen a brand-new rise, taking costs to a ludicrous brand-new high.

Yuga Labs Sells Over $300 Million in NFTs

Yuga Labs, the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection developer, introduced the sale of Otherdeeds, which represent digital land deeds on their brand-new endeavor, the Otherside metaverse.

Almost right away after the much-anticipated Otherdeeds sale was introduced, Yuga Labs offered 55,000 NFTs worth over $319 million. Unfortunately, while NFTs might be minted with ApeCoin, they needed ETH to pay the gas costs.

Ethereum Gas Fees Hit Astronomical Highs

As the sale magnified on May 1, Ethereum gas costs increased to brand-new highs. According to Ethereum Gas Tracker, users paid in between $3,800 and approximately $6,500 (some reported $14,000) to total deals on the Ethereum network.

Ethereum gas tracker. Source: Etherscan

Otherdeed was the most significant gas factor on Ethereum, growing by more than 42,000% on May 1.

As of 09:43 UTC, the gas cost of Ethereum has actually fallen to as low as $2.63 per deal.

Ethereum gas tracker. Source: Etherscan

On The Flipside

  • More than 71,700 ETH, or over $200 million, was burned at peak need, pressing ETH issuance into the deflationary area by 18%.

Why You Should Care

The continuing problem of gas costs on the Ethereum network is anticipated to be completely repaired by the upcoming Merge.

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