Will Gas Fees Stop The Bullrun? - CRYPTO FRIDAY

Hey DEFI TIMES community,

Gas prices have risen to highs we have never seen before. It currently costs over $10 to send a simple ETH transaction within 30 seconds.

The reason is simple: There's a lot of demand for Ethereum based applications. 

Today, I want to point out the positive sides of high gas prices. High gas prices basically mean that we have reached product-market fit. We built applications that people want to use. We didn't have them in 2017 when ICOs were still a thing. 

The desperate need for scaling solutions will also increase the efforts of developers to build them. When gas prices were still low, nobody was working on L2 solutions because nobody would use them. Today, things changed. People want to use layer two solutions.

We first need to know what it is like to pay tens of dollars per transaction in order to build alternatives. I believe that we will see the transaction volume of L2 exchanges like Loopring increase significantly in the coming weeks and months.

Infrastructure is not built until there is a demand for it. In fact, if you build stuff before there is demand, you risk that the demand will never come. 

Now there is a demand for scaling solutions, and scaling solutions will follow soon. Quite frankly, they are already here: Rollups, which is what we are going to talk about on Sunday =)

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