Polygon Raises Min Gas
On Saturday, Polygon’s made a decision to push a client update to increase min gas to fight spam and improve network health. While this may seem like a top-down decision, in reality, it is completely up to Polygon PoS validators to decide whether to adopt this update.
That being said, the nodes that the Polygon team is operating have already been running these settings since 5 days ago. Average gas has spiked and is consistently above 50+ Gwei since then and the increased fees have likely caused daily tx count to fall substantially.