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Why would a larger block size increase fees?

ASICBoost might be a reason miners are against segwit. But enabling offchain payments kills the P2P aspect pretty hard.

There's no good reason for not having had at least 2MB blocks years ago. And it'd have provided solid info on the real impact, not just fear mongering.

I addressed this in another reply, but I'll repeat: it's a temporary solution. You're merely delaying the inevitable, since the block size limit can't be changed without a hard fork.

I don't think anyone is arguing otherwise. But 2x or 8x'ing the capacity would be welcome, especially a while ago when the mempool was dozens of MB.

It's silly to say it's not a permanent solution therefore not worth doing at all.

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