The fees have been adjusted back to th 0.4% target as we had before the DAO launch (0,1% for maker, 0,3% for taker). The BTC fees are about 50% higher to encourage that people use BSQ and give the DAO a economically sustainable basis (e.g. to find enough developers/contributors to work on Bisq).
When the USD value of the BSQ fee is dislayed we use the latest BSQ/BTC -> BTC/USD rates. If the last BSQ trade was very high or very low that conversion can lead to numbers which are not in the intended range (as in @eeeper’s screenshot). The 1 USD/BSQ rate is still the average as far I saw, so mostly the fee should be in the intended range.
@eeeper 76 BSQ is with the average price about 76 USD not 111 USD and with a 2 BTC trade its about 0.3-0.4% taker fee, depending on the BTC price.
I’ve personally paid well over $300.000 in Bisq fees just this month,
I doubt that is possible. You can check the BTC fees by looking on the 2 arbitrator addresses and the burned BSQ is visible in the app. All BSQ burned since April is about 60 000 BSQ (about 60 000 USD) and the average BTC fees paid to arbitratos have been in average about 2 BTC/ month in total, so that is roughly 20 000 USD/month.
Mining fees need to be kept out but miner fees are rather low over the last weeks luckily.