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Bitcoin transaction fees surge, rivaling Ethereum daily gas fee totals Bitcoin transaction fees surge, rivaling Ethereum daily gas fee totals

Bitcoin transaction fees surge, rivaling Ethereum daily gas fee totals

Data via Glassnode

As mempool volume increases, Bitcoin challenges Ethereum in transaction fee totals.

Quick Take

Bitcoin transaction fees have witnessed a significant uptick recently, echoing patterns seen last month during the Inscription frenzy.

This time, however, the catalyst appears to be an increase in transactions awaiting confirmation in the Bitcoin network’s mempool. The volume of coins in transactions held in the mempool reached 88,000 BTC.

Total Amount of Coins by Relative Fee: (Source: Glassnode)
Total Amount of Coins by Relative Fee: (Source: Glassnode)

Furthermore, a detailed examination of transactions waiting in the mempool reveals that most fall under the 50+ sat/vByte fee cohort. High-priority transactions reach up to 337 sat/vByte, which converts to approximately $20.

Transaction fees: (Source: Mempool.space)
Transaction fees: (Source: Mempool.space)

This is paralleled by a surge in Bitcoin fees to roughly $12.5 million. This places Bitcoin fees hot on the heels of Ethereum, which currently tops the chart at $15 million.

Name1 Day Fees7 Day Avg. Fees
Ethereum$15,005,897.28$11,950,187.83
Bitcoin$12,573,926.34$6,358,238.65

Source: Cryptofees.info

This data reflects the intricate dynamics linking transaction volumes, waiting times, and fee structures in the Bitcoin network and their effect on overall transaction costs.


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