Research startup Amberdata analyzed the activity of Ethereum in the last 24 hours and, like the media, identified five transactions with abnormally high Commission.

Most expensive transaction in history Ethereum Blockchain by @TaylorJDawson_

— epheph (@epheph) 20 February 2019

It turned out that all five translations were made from the same address. Within four hours, the address owner paid the miners $583 976 for processing transactions.

Note that the fee for unit #7 238 290 in the amount of 2103,1485 ETH, which received a pool Sharkpool, is the largest in the history of the network. However, the members of the pool temporarily froze funds for case if the owner of the address made a mistake.

Ethereum-pool froze abnormally high compensation in the amount of $300 thousand #mining

— ForkLog (@ForkLog) 20 February 2019

In Amberdata convinced that unknown developer has confused the “gas price” and “transaction cost”, left the workplace and then the bot worked correctly.

In the code this error might look like the following:

It is noteworthy that the Etherscan browser users have left more than ten messages with a call to the address owner to share the money.


Recall, units with extremely high rewards produced Sharkpool, Nanopool and Ethermine.

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