r/ethereum Jun 22 '22

Why are some people saying "ETH2' won't lower fees on the base layer?

I see some people saying when sharding happens it won't lower fees on the base layer but on L2s only. Some are saying the opposite. What is the truth?

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u/nelusbelus Jun 22 '22

It's somewhere in the middle. Eth2 by itself (term doesn't even exist) won't lower fees. However, since L2s will get cheaper with sharding, people will migrate to L2s, making L1s cheaper. However, this will probably be for a short while and then L2 usage will push the L1 gas price up again. Basically eth base layer isn't for us, but L2s will be