The high cost of gas is one of the biggest obstacles to mainstream adoption of Ethereum. Every transaction on the Ethereum network requires gas, and the price of gas is set by the miners who process the transactions.
There are a few ways to lower your gas fees:
1. Use a gas tracker like ETH Gas Station to find the cheapest gas prices at any given time.
2. Use a gas price calculator like ethgasstation.
com to estimate how much gas you’ll need for a given transaction. Then, use a service like MyEtherWallet or MetaMask to set your transaction’s gas price to an amount that’s lower than the current average.
3. Use a service like ShapeShift to convert your ETH into another cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Litecoin, which typically have lower transaction fees than Ethereum.
Then, send your coins back to an Ethereum wallet when you’re ready to make a transaction.
4. Wait for periods of low activity on the Ethereum network (usually weekends and holidays) when transaction fees are typically lower.
5. If you’re making multiple transactions, batch them together into a single transaction to save on gas fees.
You can do this with services like MetaMask and MyEtherWallet.
6. Use an Ethereum wallet that supports ERC-20 tokens (like MetaMask) to make transactions with tokens that have lower fees than ETH itself.
7. Join a pool or consortium blockchain that allows you to share gas costs with other members.
For example, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has a pool that allows members to share gas costs associated with processing transactions on the network.