There’s been a lot of action in the world of cryptocurrencies over the last 12 months and a myriad of metrics have changed. A recent report from forexsuggest.com shows that dogecoin fees saw the largest increase since January 1, 2021, jumping 4,230% in a year. Ethereum’s transaction fees were the most expensive at the end of 2021, as the average transfer fee was $52.45 per transaction.
Dogecoin, XRP, Blackcoin Saw the Highest Transfer Fee Rises in 12 Months
Digital currencies saw significant growth last year in terms of value and onchain data. The average cryptocurrency transaction fees in 2021 changed a great deal as well. A study published by forexsuggest.com highlights 15 different crypto assets in order to compare average fees and the growth over 12 months. Some of the assets chosen were relatively unknown and older cryptos such as feathercoin (FTC) and blackcoin (BLK).
According to the researchers, dogecoin (DOGE) saw the largest fee increase in the year, spiking 4,230% from $0.01 per transfer to $0.433. Xrp (XRP) saw the second-largest increase in 12 months jumping 3,810% from $0.000166 to $0.00649 per transfer.
The third biggest increase over the last 12 months was blackcoin (BLK), with transfer fees increasing 1,886% from $0.00000442 to $0.0000878 per transaction. The most expensive transaction fees occurred on the Ethereum (ETH) network, and ETH was also the fourth largest gainer in terms of 12-month fee increases.
ETH transfer fees jumped 1,459% from $3.36 to $52.45 per transaction. The fifth-largest jump in fees stemmed from the Zcash (ZEC) network, as ZEC fees increased 806% in 12 months. ZEC fees on January 1, 2021, were around $0.00000406 and at the end of the year, ZEC transfer fees were $0.0000368.
Feathercoin, Monero, Bitcoin Fees Drop
Forexsuggest.com’s study shows three crypto assets that saw 12-month network fee decreases. Feathercoin (FTC) saw a 51% decrease in transfer fees, and monero (XMR) saw its transaction fees drop by 29%. Bitcoin (BTC) fees shed 26% during the course of the 12-month span.
FTC’s transfer fees on January 1, 2021, were $0.000194 and at the end of the 12-month cycle, FTC fees were $0.0000955. Bitcoin’s transfer fees were $5.55 per transaction at the start of the 12-month time span and at the end, data indicates BTC fees were $4.09 per transfer. The study’s researchers leveraged fee data sources from ycharts.com and bitinfocharts.com, and collected the metrics on the 1st day of every month last year.
Cryptocurrencies that offer transaction fees that are around a U.S. penny or less include dash (DASH) $0.0173, bitcoin cash (BCH) $0.00851, xrp (XRP) $0.00649, bitcoin gold (BTG) $0.00545, and ethereum classic (ETC) $0.0039.
Below ethereum’s $52.45 per transaction fee were bitcoin fees, followed by binance coin (BNB) at $0.562 per transfer as far as the most expensive transfer fees were concerned. Litecoin (LTC) fees recorded at the end of last year were around $0.0278 per transaction.