I've watched several of your interviews and I have to say the eXotica dude was being a D-Bag just to be a D-Bag. He was definitely attacking you probably to try to create a buzz so that he could garner views. I can see from the interviews that you are very passionate about the project. I also agree with you, that if the Bitcoin Core developers are purposely keeping the fees high, they are destroying one of the best use case perks that BTC used to have. When I would talk to people about BTC in 2012-2013, I would tout the low fee aspect as one of the huge bonuses. That has been taken away from my elevator speech to get people excited about Crypto. Now I have to put a caveat in every time I talk about BTC about the fee and slow network issues. I also am telling people to use LTC or BCH if they want to move coins around.
Because of the interview, I came up with some questions that might be more pertinent than anything that guy asked.
To frame my questions, there is a decent Wiki page that talks about the scaling issue: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability
I believe we are of the same mindset that we want crypto to be the way the world transacts business.
If the Wiki page, though outdated, is somewhat correct, then the Blocksize argument becomes irrelevant. It is a nice quick fix, however, we bump into a limit pretty quick as adoption increases.
1. Do you agree that any scalability fix applies to both Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash?
2. Does any scalability fix address the issue of high fees as the blocks fill?
3. Do you have a different take on the Blocksize argument?
Full disclosure, I don't do anything in Bitcoin anymore because of the fees, including buying BTC from Coinbase. I am doing the same as you, liquidating BTC so that I can use other coins that have cheap transaction fees.
Thanks for your time,