Cardano will allow paying fees with tokens

Cardano will allow users to pay transaction fees through tokens instead of native ADA coins. This mechanism has been named Babel fees. Let’s take a look at what changes it requires and how it will work.


  • Most people won’t sign up for a centralized exchange just to use a blockchain. Don’t expect them to buy native coins of blockchain just to hold tokens or stablecoins.
  • For the security of the Cardano network, it is important that transaction fees are paid in ADA and not in tokens.
  • Users will be able to create a transaction without having to pay a fee in ADA. Instead of a fee, the transaction will contain a liability.
  • Transactions containing a liability are processed by pairing them with a matching transaction that pays the fee.
  • The Babel fees feature can be used for other things like atomic swaps.
  • Pro pool operátory může Bable fees přinést nové byznys opportunity.

This article was prepared by Cardanians with support from Cexplorer.

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Alice has only 100 X tokens in her Cardano wallet and no ADA coins.

This isn’t possible because of the min UTxO value… So I wonder how that will play out…