Hello! Payouts are now complete.
We paid 336 unique wallet addresses on layer 1. All of these wallet addresses earned enough that the payment fee was 1/4th of the payout amount or less. There is no specific minimum payout threshold dollar amount, but it was roughly around $51. This is significantly higher than last month’s $15, hence the lower amount of layer 1 payouts compared to last month. We hoped EIP-1559 would overall lower transaction fees, but we’re starting to think layer 2 scaling is indeed necessary to get the Ethereum ecosystem to the next level.
We paid 906 unique wallet addresses through zkSync. Once again, we did not enforce minimum payment fees here at all as an incentive. Thanks to everyone who opted in! zkSync is especially valuable to us as we can cover (smaller) transaction fees with STORJ instead of Eth. Across both layers, there were 1241 unique wallet addresses.
If you have a final balance less than ~$51 and have not opted into zkSync, we’ll hang on to your payment in case fees drop next month or you accrue more. Otherwise, you can opt in to zkSync and get paid sooner.
I keep hearing great stories of developments in layer 2 land. We remain hopeful that the layer 2 ecosystem will continue to develop and folks will soon be able to transact and exchange STORJ in zkSync without ever having to leave for layer 1.
We’re also evaluating other ways to operate with STORJ, such as wrapped STORJ on other platforms (https://app.tzwrap.com/, https://bridge.avax.network/, etc.). Overall here the ball is in these other platforms’ courts. If a wrapping platform adds support for transacting STORJ then we will certainly prioritize adding it as another payment option besides zkSync.