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BSC Validators Vote to Slash Gas Fees by 40% on BNB Chain Transactions

The cost of gas will be reduced from 5 gwei to 3 gwei, which currently is valued at about $0.02.

Gas Reduced From 5 Gwei to 3 Gwei

BSC validators have voted to cut gas fees on BNB Chain by 40%, approving a proposal that cites increased competition from low-cost Ethereum layer-2 networks.

According to the proposal gas fees will be reduced from 5 gwei to 3 gwei. According to BscScan, the cost of 3 gwei currently is about $0.02.

“Over the last 6 months, the key measurements of the network have plateaued, creating a situation where the network is underutilized, with utilization varying between 15-20%. To prevent a slower pace of growth in comparison to rapidly growing L2 solutions, BSC validators should feel the urgency to reassess their current transaction fee structure,” according to the proposal from ArnoB.

The proposal states that lowering gas fees on the layer-1 BNB Chain would make it more competitive, and also provide advantages to future layer-2 BNB chain solutions.

“By implementing this proposal, both BSC L1 and L2 would benefit from increased competitiveness and market adaptability, creating a win-win solution for the entire ecosystem,” according to the proposal.

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