Average daily transaction fees in Bitcoin (BTC) have changed with Ethereum following a flurry of Ordinals-related activity on the Bitcoin network.
On November 20, the average daily transaction fee for Bitcoin stood at $10.34, while Ethereum transaction fees averaged $8.43, according to data from BitInfoChart.
Bitcoin’s average daily trading fee hit a new six-month high on November 16, peaking at $18.67, while Ethereum fees hit $7.90.
The sudden spike in Bitcoin transaction fees is due to a renewed market appetite for assets enrolled with the Ordinals Protocol, a tool for creating non-fungible token (NFT)-like assets and BRC-20 tokens on Bitcoin.
Following a major lull in activity between September 25 and October 23, Ordinals-based assets saw a dramatic rebound starting in late October, according to data from Dune Analytics.
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Since October 24, over 6 million Ordinal assets have been created, resulting in over 800 BTC in fees, worth $30 million, being redistributed to the network.
The surge in Ordinals registration activity was compounded when ORDI, the second-largest BRC-20 token by market cap, was listed on Binance on November 7. The listing sparked a broader wave of BRC-20 buying activity by traders at the ORDI price. The token jumped just over 50% on the day.
Additionally, on November 17, the Ordinals-based Taproot Wizards project Announced a seed round of $7.5 million.
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