A Reddit consumer “ProudBitcoiner” unintentionally paid a charge of 23.5172 ETH price about $9,500 in transaction charges for a transaction he did on well-liked DeFi protocol Uniswap.
The charge, which is 80 occasions the transaction worth, was carried out whereas the consumer was executing a swap of 0.2955 wrapped ether (ETH) for 531 Chi Gastoken (CHI) on decentralized change (DEX) Uniswap.
The typical charge at the moment is a mere 0.0022 ETH price simply over $1 in contrast to in September when Ether charges surged to its highest degree ever.
Increased than common charges are usually paid to get the transaction processed shortly. In such instances, individuals go the guide route.
On this case, the consumer additional defined on Reddit how this truly occurred.
“Metamask did not populate the “Gasoline Restrict” subject with the correct quantity in my earlier transaction and that transaction failed, so I made a decision to vary it manually within the subsequent transaction (this one), however as an alternative of typing 200000 in “Gasoline Restrict” enter subject, I wrote it on the “Gasoline Worth” enter subject, so I payed 200000 GWEI for this transaction and destroyed my life.”
The block had been mined about 24 hours in the past, nonetheless, he did contact Ethermine for assist.
This is not the primary time such a factor has occurred and has not been the best both. Again in June, somebody paid about $5.2 million in charges for 2 transactions of about $82ok.