I transferred some ETH earlier on today (see txn info here) - as you can see it was for $18 dollars. The transaction fee was $0.41
I did another transfer few days so (see txn info here), this time transferring $0.93 for which the associated transaction fee was $0.59 !!!
On both occasions, I used MyEtherWallet to do the transfers.
I thought one of the big pluses for decentralized cryptocurrency exchange over traditional routes, was that transaction costs would be negligible.
I often here cited that the availability of such decentralized platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum is that they will herald in the age of micropayments - if so, why the relative high transaction fees in my two instances? Certainly, Ethereum is not a viable platform for doing micropayments going by my two examples above.
Interested to get others thoughts as to whether I'm missing something here and/or whether my expectations are way out of whack in terms of what I thought would be possible with Ethereum.