Against the backdrop of weakening activity on the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains, transaction fees have been decreasing over the past few weeks.
According to BitinfoCharts, the average Bitcoin transaction fee has dropped to $1.59. Ethereum fees plummeted to their lowest level since August last year at $10.27.
Fees are declining despite the strengthening of BTC and ETH. If the growth in the value of leading digital currencies continues in the coming days, then increased network activity will lead to a jump in commissions, analysts predict.
The Arcane Research report says that bitcoin fees have also been reduced due to the increased use of Segwit transactions.
The growth in the use of this solution has been observed since June last year. Researchers believe that bitcoin fees could skyrocket in the short term.
However, in the long term, the cost of sending funds will decrease as more users choose to use Lightning Network channels in addition to Segwite. This network has grown significantly in recent years.