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Ethereum, Bitcoin users reignite scalability debate as gas fees surge

A recent spike in transaction fees on Ethereum and Bitcoin appears to have reignited the debate around solutions for scalability and the role of layer 2s.Over the last 24 hours, cryptocurrency users began sharing screenshots showing double, occasionally triple-digit transaction fees on Ethereum and Bitcoin. One screenshot showed gas fees

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Argentinian oil company to start mining crypto with gas power leftovers

A Buenos Aires-headquartered oil company, Tecpetrol, has decided to convert excessive gas into energy for cryptocurrency mining.As reported by local media on Sept. 24, Tecpetrol will launch its first gas-powered crypto mining facility in the Los Toldos II Este region, located north of Vaca Muerta in Argentine Patagonia. The company

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Visa Eyes Mass Adoption of Crypto by Testing On-Chain Gas Fee Payment Through Fiat

Especially gas fees, the cost of sending and receiving ether (ETH), the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain, and the process of managing the user’s ETH balance to cover these additional costs is “burdensome,” Visa said in the blog post. Eliminating this complexity could make blockchain-based transactions more accessible and

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