I try to use DeFi protocols everyday. Sometimes it’s because the UX is actually better than a centralized alternative, and other times it’s simply to learn how things work. If you’re like me, maybe you recently went to claim some staking rewards or place a trade only to be shocked by the network transaction fees being charged on Ethereum. There are times when I see the $50 fee staring me in the face, whisper what the fuck under my breath, then I bite the bullet and hit confirm on the transaction anyway. Judging by the uptrend in gas prices, you’re probably doing the same too. There may not be a better indicator for true fundamental demand than market participants continuously choosing to pay the higher fee because they need to transact.
I’m not just here to complain about how much I’ve spent on gas recently though, I also bring good news that might help you save some money moving forward. While we all wait for scaling solut