The Number of Entities Using Bitcoin to Store Arbitrary Data Has Declined

The Number of Entities Using Bitcoin to Store Arbitrary Data Has Declined


Three years ago there were a lot of discussions concerning data embedded in bitcoin transactions and the block size space consumed by these OP_Return transactions. However, in recent times, the use of OP_Return transactions has dropped a great deal and the trend has lowered network fees to some degree.

OP_Return Transaction Domination Slows Significantly Alleviating Bitcoin Network Fees

Bitcoin transfer fees have dropped quite a bit over the last nine months since July 1, 2021. At that time, the average transaction fee to send bitcoin (BTC) was above $10 per transaction. Statistics show that at the end of April 2022, the average fee to send BTC is 0.000042 BTC or $1.62 per transfer. This month a report published by the lead at Galaxy Digital Research,

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