Bitcoin transaction fees fall to their lowest in 7 years: The reason is price drop or SegWit adoption

Bitcoin developer and educator Willy Woo has warned Bitcoin prices could soon dip under 2018’s record low of $5,900.


In an analysis on social media, Woo, who hit the headlines earlier this month after defending Bitcoin over Blockchain at the Consensus 2018 conference, nonetheless predicted what he describes as a “slowish bleed” below February’s floor.

In his comments, Woo wrote:

I think we are gonna go to $5500-5700 next, I can’t see $7000 holding.

Most likely we’ll balance a bit, then we’ll slide through. Long timeframes here, looking into June for rough timing of this to play out at a best guess.


Bitcoin has struggled to maintain upward momentum as part of a long-term downtrend which began after the cryptocurrency hit its all-time high of $20,000 in December 2017.

Since then, $12,000 and, more recently, $10,000 have proven insurmountable ceilings for BTC/USD, while key support at $9,000 and $8,000 has failed to materialize.

As of press time, May 28th, Bitcoin was challenging $7,000 support, with a first drop to $7,185 consolidating above $7,200.

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The news of lower fees came at a time when the adoption of Segregated Witness (SegWit) has been recorded to its all-time high. The share is soon going to reach 40 percent which is likely to be because of Xapo, a wallet and cold storage provider implementing the technology.

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SegWit made its appearance last year, in August that allows for faster transactions and lower fees. Though it’s adoption started at a slow pace but it is gradually gaining speed.

For the first time, SegWit passed 38 percent of total Bitcoin transactions as reported a few days earlier. Keywords: bitcoin fees 21, calculate bitcoin transaction fee, bitcoin wallet transaction fee, bitcoin transaction fee too high, bitcoin transaction size calculator, bitcoin transaction fee comparison, bitcoin transaction fee coinbase

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