i have to ask for advice somewhere on this because i’m pretty sure its just the lack of my understanding for the ETH network and the fees why i’m having a problem
i setup myself as a Storj node operator last year, and decided to use Metamask for payouts. i chose the zksync2 option last month as soon as it was announced and this is all fine.
also, seeing there’s a bunch of topics on payouts on here, i have to say i dont have a problem with the system. (the problem is obvious with the ETH network but that has nothing to do with Storj)
so my questions for the more initiated are as follows:
- do i really need to transfer myself about 10$ worth of ETH so i can pay for the fee to transfer 15 Storj tokens out of that wallet? that means i need to spend 20$ worth of ETH for 2 transactions, and also be very careful not to transfer more than needed because obviously whatever is left will be forever unusable, correct?
- converting storj to ETH is even more ridicolous! 100$ fee to covert 15 Storj tokens?!?!
- if i understand well zksync2 lets us send Storj tokens at much lower fees? only right now i’m asked to “activate” my zksync wallet with some 8 Storj tokens, but they also state that this activation requirement will be gone in the future? do we have any idea when that future will be?
thanks to anyone who can help me better understand the ridiculousness of “gas” on the ETH network. seeing it so i can’t honestly understand how ETH is worth anything
btw, is there any intention to use a different crypto protocol for Storj payouts in the future? i’m pretty sure noone would mind getting paid in XMR, LTC, BCH…