Ethereum Smashes Records as DeFi Hype Sends Transactions and Miner Revenue Soaring


The a growing number of DeFi-related transactions,miners on crypto’s second-biggest blockchain had a bumper day Thursday, earning a record $16 million.

The new all-time high,data collected from Etherscan shows miners collected a total 42,763 ether in transaction fees on Thursday.

According to CoinDesk data,That’s currently worth nearly $16.5 million.

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  • That comes as daily volumes on Ethereum surged nearly 400,000 on Thursday to 1.4 million transactions.
  • Activity has skyrocketed in the past year , which is mostly built on Ethereum, has reached fever pitch.
  • On Sept. 1, Statistics site DeFi Prime shows monthly volumes for decentralized exchanges, which include Uniswap, Curve and Balancer, surged nearly $4 billion to a total of $16 billion .
  • At the start of the year, combined volumes barely reached $600 million.
  • According to DeFi Pulse, there are currently more than $ 9 billion worth of assets locked up in DeFi applications, up from around $ 675 million at the beginning of the year.
  • Earlier this week, Tether moved $ 1 billion T – a stablecoin backed on multiple DeFi applications – from Tron to the Ethereum ecosystem on behalf of an anonymous exchange, its second billion-dollar swap in the past month.
  • Tether’s CTO Paolo Ardoino told CoinDesk that exchanges “inevitably” want more USDT on Ethereum so they can meet the growing demand from the DeFi space.


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