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Offline taera249

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Why didn't bitcoin scale using both proposed solutions?
« on: January 24, 2018, 07:22:21 pm »
Hi Forum
Hoping you can educate me a bit here. I wasn't heavily into crypto at the time this all took place.
When the whole scaling debates began basically two solutions were proposed, which as we know lead to the creation of BCH.
Why did we not move BTC to 2MB blocks while work on the layer 2 scaling was being finalized? As I understand LN right now when a channel is closed the transactions in it get processed by the main chain, thus a bit of extra blocksize would help scale LN even more.

To me, I personally like the idea of layer 2 scaling more because of all the features it would add to BTC and new things it would make possible. I see some merit in both solutions though.

Is there a good reason apart from politics that we couldn't have just done both? It would have carried us for now until new scaling solutions are done and fully tested.

The BTC vs BCH has really split the community, yea there's some funny memes around this and all, but its not good that we are all fighting each other and getting super opinionated around this. I hope we don't see more separation in the community in the future.

P.S. lets not turn this into a BTC vs BCH argument here, make love not war Smiley

Offline perper350

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Re: Why didn't bitcoin scale using both proposed solutions?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 02:36:40 am »
too Many BTC fork , they just pump and dump the new fork hurting the price of both BTC and upcoming fork  :'( :'(