The Layer 2 scaling solution from Etheruem Over the last week or two, Polygon has seen a lot of on-chain activity.
Due to a game named Sunflower Farmers, the 14th most valued bitcoin network has been facing network congestion.
The enormous demand for the NFT play-to-earn game Sunflower Farmers, which was launched at the end of last year, congested the Polygon network, resulting in a 23-fold spike in gas fees on the Polygon network.
Polygon gas fees have risen from around 30 Gwei to over 700 Gwei. The popularity of this NFT game accounted for a whopping 42% increase in gas use. The next best accounts for 3% of the gas fees.
Polygon customers have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the network congestion, underlining their wish to fix the unacceptably high gas fees.
The increase in the gas charge is causing problems for some DApps. For example, the NFT rental protocol Double Protocol has announced that the release of alpha Pass, which was expected for today, has been postponed.
Sunflower Farmers, an NFT game, incentivizes players by pitting them against each other in a furious struggle to harvest as many token prizes as possible.
Smart contracts are used to distribute SFF token awards to gamers. As a result, players are continually engaged in duties such as planting and harvesting crops in order to earn prizes. These acquired tokens can be used to buy in-game NFTs as well as pay for other services.