Common narratives around spam

Making transactions more efficient on L1 will solve spam

The argument in support of UTXO aggregation that suggests it can mitigate spam on the Bitcoin network is a compelling one. Covenants, which are a type of script used to share UTXOs between users without requiring custodial services, would make monetary transactions more cost-effective and thus better equipped to compete against spam. However, an important detail that needs to be acknowledged is that covenants reduce the amount of fees miners receive, which goes against their economic incentives. Lightning, a type of scaling solution, also falls into this category as it reduces miner fee income.
This argument presents an apparent contradiction with the idea that spam filters are not economically feasible because they too go against miner incentives. This raises an interesting question: why would miners accept Covenants or Lightning but refuse to implement spam filters?
The answer lies in the fact that spam filters, like CTV and Lightning, ultimately improve network efficiency, which will have a positive economic impact on miners as it increases the overall value of the Bitcoin network. Mining is not just about earning fees; it also involves securing the blockchain through mining work. By improving network efficiency, these solutions make it more profitable for miners to secure the chain and receive block rewards while reducing their dependence on transaction fees. As a result, they become economically beneficial for all parties involved - users, merchants, miners, and Bitcoin as a whole.


"If you needed Vaults so bad, you would already use some."

Another trend emerging with the preponderance of spam is its growing use as an excuse for forcing fast adoption of scaling solutions. While some may argue that immediate action against spam attacks are necessary in order to mitigate challenges or other environmental considerations - this argument falls short given how such artificial spam scenarios are not necessarily representative of current real-world usage patterns within the Bitcoin blockchain ledger system for Bitcoin, a much more rational approach would be to address the spam directly first.
Some supporters of spam and scaling solutions have even gone as far as explaining that they intend to put pressure on Bitcoin through artificially generating large amounts of spams in order to push for fast adoption of many scaling solutions - this development presents a serious danger given how such artificial spam scenarios could potentially force developers into quickly accepting a scaling solution, which might not be fully ready, tested or that might introduce new weaknesses, efficiencies or even attack vectors. It is therefore essential to avoid such situations by ensuring an appropriate and measured response towards addressing any potential spam challenges in a responsible manner rather than rushing into quickly accepting many scaling solutions under artificial spams attack scenarios.
Scaling solutions are important and critical for the future development of Bitcoin, however, that does not mean that Bitcoiner should be forced into accepting all and any scaling solutions because of spam.
The following thread by @KLoaec, Wizard Sardine's CEO - the developers of the super interesting Liana wallet that already offers time-locks and recovery options akin to vaults, has an underrated thread about this subject: