I thought that the forks were supposed to lower fees. I went onto coinbase where there is only 1 kind of bitcoin to buy. This is about a week after the second fork. I was sending $100 US worth of bitcoin to my wallet. First of all the cost to send the bitcoin was $25 and like they said it took a whole 72 hours for the transaction to occur. Then I made another transaction and again the exchange between USD and BTC was done instantaneously. But it was still a 72 hour wait on the transaction and this time the cost for $100 USD of bitcoin cost $30 USD. I used to love bitcoin but I can't see how it stays a currency with prices like these. Before the split a $100 USD transaction of BTC cost no more than $10 USD. Is this just happening with Coinbase? What is going on? I am almost afraid to use bitcoin because the cost are getting outrageous, not better like the fork was supposed to do. Forget making money when I spend 30% and wait 72 hours for a transaction to take affect.