[Bitcoin-development] Scalability issues

Raphael NICOLLE raphbot at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 07:23:45 UTC 2012


Even though I'm not a dev, I can't agree more, and would like to know if 
they are expected steps being taken, some fixes coming, or whatever?

Thank you all for your hard work.

On 07/23/2012 12:37 AM, grarpamp wrote:
> Given a testbed: Pentium 4 1.8GHz single core, 2GB ram, FreeBSD 8,
> disk is geli aes-128 + zfs sha-256, bitcoin 0.6.3, Tor proxy,
> An estimate is made that by the end of the year bitcoin will
> completely overrun the capabilities of this reasonable class of
> machines.
> It already takes a month to build a new blockchain, let alone keep up
> with new incoming blocks.
> Yes, it also has workstation duties, yet even if those were removed,
> it would probably choke by mid 2013.
> It would appear bitcoin has some *serious* scalability hurdles coming
> down the road.
> Most certainly if the user expects to independantly build, manage, and
> trust their own blockchain.
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