have grown several times.
After the bitcoin rate to the dollar rose more than $ 1,000 per day, breaking through the $ 5,000 mark, the commissions for the transaction jumped sharply. Moreover, the jump in commissions turned out to be surprisingly disproportionate – on average from $ 0.5 to $ 2 or 4 times.
However, analysts say that there is nothing unusual in such a growth of commissions and this is already a traditional reaction. So, in December 2017, the average commission for processing operations on a Bitcoin network reached $ 50.
Skeptics believe that the increase in the size of commissions just impedes the massive transition of players to the use of cryptocurrency. That is why developers are faced with the task of reducing transaction costs, which will minimize the commission at any cost of Bitcoin.
At the moment, there is a market correction and the BTC is trading below $ 5,000 in the region of $ 4,982, but most analysts bet on the resumption of its growth in the very near future. Optimists are more aggressive and predict a bitcoin spurt up to $ 5,500 and even up to $ 6,000.