On 8th March 2019, it was reported Vitalik Buteria the co-founder of Ethereum proposed that wallets charge a gas fee for transactions in order to support developers.
Buterin gave a broader picture of the proposed change, saying that increasing average user gas costs by around seven percent would raise up to $2 million per year in funding for wallet developers. Buterin further explained his position:
“To be clear, I am NOT advocating a norm *mandating* the 1 gwei fee. I am arguing for a norm discouraging overly complaining about and/or trying to circumvent the fee if/where it exists.”
One commentator on the thread pointed said, “Multi-bit [Bitcoin (BTC) wallet] tried this. it had been AN utter failure. Users weren’t willing to pay money for one thing that was previously free. nobody would upgrade. Eventually, the fee was removed. while not a decent thanks to paying money for support and engineering, development on the wallet stopped.”
In March 2018, Buterin stated that he had been attempting to resolve Bitcoin’s restricted functionality with the creation of Ethereum. Buterin compared Bitcoin to a plot key calculator, stating that it does I issue and it will it well, whereas he believes Ethereum is a lot of sort of a smartphone, which may run apps capable of doing virtually everything, as well as acting as a plot key calculator.
Last month, Ethereum core devs enforced the Constantinople and St. Petersburg network upgrades, that went survive the most network at block seven,280,000, in accordance with the antecedently free schedule. Constantinople is ready to bring multiple efficiency improvements to the platform, as well as cheaper group action fees for a few operations on the Ethereum network.