For much of 2021, people who buy and sell ERC-721s believed that Ethereum 2.0 would reduce gas costs, while knowing that the London Hard Fork that was released in summer would only help reduce gas volatility, but not gas costs. So they anticipated Eth 2.0 to be released by end of year. But it's apparent it's not coming at all in 2021.
Now all of a sudden they say that Ethereum 2.0 will not reduce gas whatsoever, and that it simply allows scaling and bundling of transactions. How the myth was finally debunked now after so much conviction all year is surprising and not clear.
Gas has been steadily high above 100 gwei for weeks now. What upcoming upgrade to mainnet will reduce gas costs? or is it completely impossible without aid from ZK-rollups, sharding, etc. Sharding is now half-decades away, another a huge myth all year, while Layer-2s are not a mainnet solution and shouldn't be brought up in any answer. How can the busiest digital asset network go on like this at such a high transaction cost?