July 2 through the Ethereum network was less than 500 000 transactions. As reported Trustnodes, from the beginning of 2018, the number processed per day transactions did not fall below the level of 650 000 – 750 000 units.
Most likely, this happened due to a sudden increase in commissions, the size of which is July 2, and reached $1, despite the fact that the network only used half of his performance. At the time of publication, the Commission is $0,7.
The publication suggested that someone has to pay inappropriately high fee, increasing the cost of resource use Ethereum for all participants.
However, several users likened it to “a deliberate attack on the network, implemented by dubious airdrop” and vote on the exchange FCoin, practicing the model of “mining transactional”.
Experts believe that high commissions in the future can significantly affect the efficiency of the network and make it unusable.
We will remind, in January, a number of cryptocurrency exchanges, has suspended the withdrawal of Ethereum because of the congestion of the network. Then it was due to a sharp increase of user activity and launching the game CryptoKitties attracted increased interest.