Great to see some good old excitement back in the community. Tether FUD, exchange hacks, actually two shutdown this week, Coinbase fiat withdrawal and Bittrex suspending trading yesterday and now Binance!
Assuming a completely new user to Nimiq is connecting to the network, all that matters is that they connect to the same network as those they wish to transact with. If you're worried about connecting to the right node, you could just take the peer list from the person you'd like to be on the same network as. And in an ideal world everyone is on the network we're all on now.
So anyone have insight into if btc is actually making an scaling consensus progress? Recently it seemed like progress was in the air but the more I look into it , not so much. It's hard to distill the facts and get a good read on it. I think btc is pumping because of false scaling hope.