It looks like as of at least November of last year, unshielding XMR only consisted of a negligible “Inchain fee” of basically PRV dust.
And then it appears that starting in December, there was an “Outchain fee” of XMR in addition to the PRV. This outchain fee seems to actually increase as the amount being unshielded increases. I have never heard of this. How/why should the amount of a transaction affect the necessary fee for entering it on the blockchain?
What’s more, I’ve seen this fee be as high as nearly 0.5% of the entire transaction, while the average XMR transaction fee on the blockchain has basically been around $0.01-$0.05 for the last 3 years.
What is the cause for this?
And why is this outchain fee not included in the CSV export file?