On June 10, there was a visible increase in transaction fees on the Ethereum network. Someone sent a $135 in ETH with a transaction fee of $2.6 million ( 10,668.73185 Ether). However, the story did not end there.
On June 11, a transaction of $350 ETH was sent from the same address. Everything would be fine, but the transaction fee was exactly 10,668.73185 Ether. This time, the transaction was processed by the Ethermine mining pool. The pool has not commented on the incident, so far.
Some users began to put forward their ideas in the comments that this could be an incident of money laundering.
The transaction fees on the Ethereum network have been growing recently, even despite the last two incidents. According to the Blockchair website, the average transaction fee was 0.002315 ETH (~$0.57)