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Ethereum [ETH]: Rising gas fees affect not just the real world, but Web3 as well

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  • Rising gas prices could affect Ethereum.
  • NFT trades decline, but traders show optimism.

As the Ethereum [ETH] network continues to grow, new data has revealed an alarming trend. Gas fees on the Ethereum network have been steadily increasing since the network’s recent merge. This rise in gas prices might hinder the adoption of Ethereum, as it could make the network inaccessible to users who cannot afford the fees.

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The growing gas prices have had a direct impact on the number of active addresses on Ethereum. As the cost of transactions increases, fewer users may be willing or able to take part in the network, leading to a decline in active addresses.

The NFT market gets affected

The cost of transactions also varies depending on the type of transaction, with the highest gas prices seen for Ethereum NFT transactions. This has contributed to a decline in interest in Ethereum NFTs, as the cost of creating and trading these digital assets becomes increasingly prohibitive.

Source: Dune Analytics

Despite the challenges posed by the rising gas prices, there are some signs of optimism on the Ethereum network. One of these is a surge in the velocity of ETH, indicating that the frequency with which ETH is being traded amongst addresses has increased.

At the same time, the MVRV ratio declined, meaning that most Ethereum holders would not make a significant profit if they were to sell their holdings at this time. This reduced the sell pressure on Ethereum and made it less likely that the price will drop in the future.

Source: Santiment

Traders turn positive

Additionally, traders were becoming increasingly optimistic about Ethereum as long positions on the network increase. According to Coinglass, over 52% of all positions on Ethereum were long positions. This indicated that traders believed that the price of ETH would continue to rise. This growing optimism, coupled with the reduced sell pressure, could contribute to a more stable Ethereum market in the future.

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Source: coinglass

Overall, the increasing gas prices on the Ethereum network are a cause for concern for holders.

While these rising costs could potentially limit the network’s adoption, there are also indications of growing optimism and stability in the network. Only time will tell whether these positive developments will outweigh the challenges posed by the rising gas prices.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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