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Verkle tree gas metering impact

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By Neville Grech
Dedaub was commissioned by the Ethereum Foundation to investigate the impact of Vitalik Buterin’s Verkle tree gas metering proposal on existing smart contracts.

The impact is not negligible, with a 26% gas cost increase on average. However, this will be gauged against the impact to the security and scalability of the consensus of the network, and Verkle trees could be a game-changer in this regard.

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