According to the platform Amberdata, every hour Ethereum handles transactions in the amount of 166 million dollars, and the daily turnover of the network is around $ 4 billion.
It should be noted that 53.5% of all the transactions in the last 7 days (about $2 billion a day), are smart-contracts, which over the past six months has increased by almost 14%.
According to Sean Douglas (Shawn Douglass), CEO of the platform, this trend will continue thanks to the emergence of useful decentralized applications (dapps) on Ethereum. Among them — Brave Browser, Dai, Request Network, Digix, and Peepeth, similar to the Twitter invitation system on the basis of the ETH and IPFS network.
Another interesting discovery Amberdata was the behavior of mining pools in respect of the transaction. For example, the Spark pool has received the highest score for best optimization to enable the blocks more transactions.
In second place in its ranking Amberdata put Nanopool, which has a healthy distribution, but some other pools (such as Ethermine and f2pool) are optimized to include fewer transactions.
However, their figures look pretty good compared to BitClub deeply reduced the number of included transactions.
An interesting fact about mining Proof of Work (PoW) is that the pools do not have to include any transactions. Most of them, of course still do this because this is the essence of the network, but some deliberately do not include transactions at all, or include only a very small amount.
This may be one of the criteria when choosing a mining pool, but there is another interesting factor — lost uncle or so-called blocks.
The fact is that unlike bitcoin, Ethereum, for every uncle-block miners get paid about 2.2 ETH, but if for every two “correct” block is more than 1 uncle-block, it becomes a security issue.