KingTiger Casino recently went out of operation due to Ethereum congestion issues. The online casino announced that they wouldn’t be operating until they get a suitable solution for their users.
On their website, the company gave the reason for shut-down due to congestion on the Ehereum network. According to them, it has become impossible to run their games on the network with their current format.
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For now, KingTiger Casion is searching for a better solution to accommodate their new games and advanced features. Presently the casino services are not working, but users are still able to access their wallets.
Funfair Technologies, the owner of KingTiger, also allows users who wish to create new accounts to do it. Also, KingTiger Casino has assured non-custodial wallet users that they can still control their assets. They assured these users that they could keep their funds in their personal wallets until they want or move them to an ERC-20 address.
A Brief On Funfair And KingTiger
KingTiger was using the FUN token to operate. This is not surprising since the parent company, Funfair technologies, is behind the FUN token based on smart contracts. Funfair technology is a gaming platform using Ethereum smart contracts to execute transactions.
The platform is decentralized and was launched in 2017. The company is yet to make further statements concerning this temporary shutdown of its casino.
Ethereum Hard Fork To Provide Alternative To These Problems
One of the reasons that made the recent London hard fork commendable is that it aims at solving the Ethereum network issues. Before now, there were unsteady transaction fees and a lack of scalability.
Also, the network was becoming too congested following the rise of DeFi and NFTs on the network. But with this upgrade, the community is hoping to see a solution to the scalability issues.
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With the hard fork, there is now an additional 800 deflationary blocks formed following the excessive burning of ETH that surpassed mining rewards. As a result, this mechanism automatically decreased Ethereum supply temporarily.
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After the upgrade, the price of Ethereum went as high as $2,000 and later broke the $3000 level. However, as of now, the transaction fees on the Ethereum network are still high. Before the upgrade in July, the transaction was as low as $4 but has now added $16. But even at its level, it is still lower than the $33 which Uniswap charges on its network.
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