if they must trust someone else to prevent them falling victim to a double-spend, that is requiring they trust a third party.
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That happens to be the same complaint about Lightning. Blocking transactins by miners suddenly makes double spends possible through Lightning. So there is that.

Furthermore, the whole article sounds like a slippery slope argument again. And it all works at any blocksize-limit, again no quantification whatsoever.

This healthy balance between fully validating nodes / miners / SPV clients could be anywhere right? Left, right. Who knows?

And suddenly talking about passwords/accounts makes the slippery slope even more stupid, because that is what happens when fees are insanely high: You get pushed into centralised services which require a password, if only because they are cheaper….

Small blocks pushes people into solutions like Coinbase.

Up is down and down is up again. Sigh.

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