Just ran across this as I was looking into transaction fees for Smart Contract’s, thought it was interesting:
According to https://adatracker.com/charts there have been 91,754 ADA spent on transaction fees, currently in epoch 43.
And According to https://cardanodocs.com/cardano/transaction-fees/
“TRANSACTION FEES DISTRIBUTION
All transaction fees of a given epoch are collected in a virtual pool, and the idea is to then redistribute the money from that pool amongst people who were elected slot leaders by the PoS-algorithm during that epoch and who created blocks.
At this stage of Cardano SL, where all blocks are created by nodes operated by IOHK and our partners, fees are already collected (to prevent DDoS attacks), but they will not be distributed and instead will be burnt.
As soon as Cardano SL enters its next, fully decentralized stage, fees will be distributed as described above.”
That is a lot of burnt ADA!
Too bad they could not have been collected for the future treasury, would have been a nice start for funding it.
Today it really is just a minimal amount compared to the total supply, but it caught my eye and I had to share for fun.