Great article as always. I think the bitcoin scaling impasse is extremely dangerous and bitcoin does run the risk of losing its leading position if this remains unresolved. I am astonished by the venom of the debate and the pride on both sides that prevents a rational discussion from taking place. The longer the impasse goes on without resolution the more likely it is that bitcoin loses the key network effect which underpins its value and all stakeholders will then lose massively from their refusal to cooperate. So it is sensible to own other coins as a hedge.