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High gas fees might result from errors in transactions, report

TL;DR Breakdown:

  • Many ETH transactions have attracted huge gas fees as a result of client errors.
  • Holders of Ethereum need to be careful when making transactions on any blockchain.

If you are conversant with cryptocurrency, then the recent significantly high gas fees battling Ethereum trading should be a concept you have heard of. When sending Ethereum using any blockchain, the transaction attracts ‘gas fees’. However, the specific type of gas fee or transaction fee can be chosen by the sender; depending on the wallet used, and some crypto wallets give their users the opportunity to select the type of transaction fee they want. 

Although high gas fees result in faster transactions, many holders of ETH have been victimized after putting their crypto values for the transaction in the wrong input boxes. For instance, a user who wants to send 10 ETH, with a gas fee of 0.01 ETH attracted inadvertently placing 0.01 ETH in the box for crypto value to be sent, instead of the one for gas fees — sending 0.01 ETH in the process. 

Ethereum high gas fees are outcomes of user errors

Many crypto traders have voiced their discontent over the current high gas fees on the Ethereum network. The second most popular cryptocurrency has placed a lot of users in a sad disarray. Several painful reports have surfaced regarding the spike in ETH’s gas fees, with one such significant error occurring in 2020. 

According to reports, in June 2020, an individual made three transactions on the Ethereum blockchain worth about $5 million. The user transferred 0.55 ETH, but spent more than $2.5 million worth of ETH on gas fees. After this incident, another similar one occured, this time approximately $2.6 million worth of ETH in gas fees was used up just to send 350 ETH. 

Presently, making transactions on the DeFi market space might seem to come with many risks from customers down to the asset itself as the Ethereum blockchain is currently attracting high gas fees. However, these reported mistakes are inevitable, and everyone is urged to be extra careful when making transactions on the Ethereum network. 

This post was last modified on February 15, 2021 5:29 am

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