Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Bitcoin Cash (BCH): The Bitcoin Scaling Debate

Let's talk about the facts of the Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash scaling debate. Off-chain scaling (lightning network) vs big blocks. Bitcoin Cash forked on August 1st, 2017. The main idea behind the fork was to increase the block size from 1MB to 8MB to allow more transactions in a single block and thus alleviate the congestion on the network. Makes sense right? To keep the fees low, just add more capacity to the block and that is that, problem solved. It's a simple solution that makes sense at a quick glance, but let's take a closer look at some possible issues here. At the current time of writing...