On March 26, the cost of the bitcoin transaction reached a record low. Users only need to pay 1 satoshi per 1 byte in order for their transaction to be included in the next block. In other words, now the transaction for a minimum commission will be confirmed in about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, the average commission fee for bitcoins, according to bitinfocharts. com, is $ 1.23. Note that during the period of peak btc prices in December 2017, the commission for transfer of bitcoins reached a maximum of $ 55.
Among the reasons for the reduction of commissions, experts refer to the use of batch processing of transactions by large organizations and crypto-exchanges. In addition, the positive impact, they said, could be provided by the Segregated Witness scaling technology.
According to segwit. party, the number of SegWit-transactions continues to increase: at the moment they make up 30% -35% of all transactions in the bitcoin network.