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BTC - Average Tx Fees per Block (Sat)


The Bitcoin Average Transaction Fees per Block shows the average fees paid per block in Satoshis for each time period.

Bitcoin's USD Market Price is included for reference.


for each block in blockchain:
  block.fees := sum(block.tx[].output[].sats) - sum(block.tx[].input[].sats))
  (x,y) := (block.time, block.fees)

for each hour in blockchain:
  hr_tx_fees := avg(blockchain[hr_start:hr_end].fees)
  (x,y) := (hour, hr_tx_fees)

for each day in blockchain:
  day_tx_fees := avg(blockchain[day_start:day_end].fees)
  (x,y) := (day, day_tx_fees)

Technical Info

When a transaction is created, extra Satoshis are voluntarily included by the transactor that miners can claim, called fees. Fees are the incentive for a miner to prioritize one's transaction. They are found by subtracting the value sum of a transaction's outputs from it's inputs. For this chart, these fees are added up for each block, and then averaged for each data point's timeframe.

Higher fees indicate a strong user desire to transact. Historically, times of sustained high fees correlate to Bitcoin price movement.

The USD-valued version of this metric is available on its own page. See related metrics.

  • Hourly and daily aggregations are derived from block data using average for this metric.
  • Hourly data contains occasional gaps; no blocks were generated during these times.


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