Gas

Gas is the Ethereum blockchain’s fee for conducting a transaction or executing a smart contract.

Gas fees are paid in gwei, a fractional unit of Ethereum’s native asset ETH. The gas fee is paid to miners as compensation for the computational work they conduct to process and validate transactions on the blockchain. The gas limit is the maximum amount of gas (or, energy) that one is willing to spend on a transaction.

The cost of gas is determined by Ethereum’s miners via supply and demand; miners can decline to add a transaction to the blockchain if the gas price associated with the transaction is not high enough, and users who wish to have an action executed quickly can likewise increase the gas associated with their transaction to make processing it more appealing to miners.

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