Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in its beta stage. This means the application is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable within the app.
To send your crypto to someone else, you need to pay network fees. Network fees (also known as gas fees) are charged by the blockchain network to process your transaction.
Status Wallet doesn't charge any
extra network fees for sending transactions. The only fees you need to pay are
charged by the blockchain. Those fees remain the same no matter which wallet
app you're using.
Network fees are charged by validators to process your transaction. Validators are network participants who use their computers to validate transactions.
Status Wallet doesn't charge any extra network fees for sending transactions.
When you send a transaction, it needs to be processed and validated by the network. This involves the work of validators, who use their computers to validate transactions.
Any Ethereum user can become a validator and earn network fees. To do so, they usually need to stake at least 32 ETH. Unless you want to set up your own Ethereum validator, you need to pay network fees for someone to process your transactions.
A network fee's size depends on how busy the blockchain is, as well as the complexity of your transaction. The more transactions are waiting to be validated, the higher the fees get.
Network fees are measured in gwei. Gwei are units of Ether (ETH), much like cents are units of dollars.
If you set your network fees too low, it may take longer for your transaction
to be verified by the network. In some cases, it may never be processed at
all. To resend your transaction with a higher fee, check out Handle pending
or stuck transactions.
Validators invest their time and resources into processing transactions. The fees they receive compensate for their efforts.
If you accidentally sent a transaction with a custom network fee that's too low, check out Handle pending or stuck transactions. If you want to cancel your transaction, check out Cancel transactions.