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Verkle tree gas metering impact

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By Neville Grech
CO-FOUNDER
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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