The developers of the second-tier solution for scaling the Ethereum network, Polygon, reported a thirtyfold increase in fees to combat “garbage” transactions.
Previously, each transaction on the Polygon network cost 1 Gwei, but now the value has been increased to 30 Gwei. As co-founder of the project Sandeep Nailwal noted, for this the developers had to change only one variable in the start.sh script to launch the application.
“The settings may not be in your start.sh file, as the default is usually used. So you have to add this line, “the developer wrote in a post to Polygon network validators.
According to the blockchain observer PolygonScan, the network currently processes 25-50 transactions per second, but most of them are “junk”. To combat this, such a decision was made, but it is not yet known for how long the increased transaction fees are being introduced.
Polygon is currently run by developers, but the community might not like these solutions. The Polygon community may raise the issue of more decentralized project management. Recall that at the end of September, Polygon’s solution bypassed the main Ethereum network in terms of the number of active addresses.