Another promising path to scalability is the Lumino Transaction Compression Protocol (LTCP) , that boosts state channels by stripping 90% of the transaction data from the blockchain. LTCP combined with RSK’s Lumino network or Ethereum’s Raiden network can serve 1 billion users in both retail and online payments.
I really can’t say anything about the motives of Jihan. But the idea that I proposed segwit2mb because of some external pressure is 100% wrong.
Segwit2Mb was an idea of some Argentinian Bitcoiners that were tired to see the community stalled without innovation.