[Bitcoin-development] Scalability issues

Michael Grønager gronager at mac.com
Mon Jul 23 09:00:49 UTC 2012

I would guess that you are running the blockchain download through the tor-proxy - that would give you the times you mention. Further, encrypting your disk (aes stuff) will not help you much either, and encrypting a the storage of a public blockchain seems to me a bit odd ?

I get a full blockchain from scratch in 45 minutes on my laptop, but, I still agree with Gregory that scalability improvements are needed, but the problem is far from critical in the sense outlined here.


On 23/07/2012, at 09:35, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It already takes a month to build a new blockchain, let alone keep up
>> with new incoming blocks.
> Please fix your software stack. Something is wrong with your system
> and I doubt it has much to do with bitcoin. A full sync here takes
> something like an hour.
> There are certainly lots of scalability things going on, but there is
> no cause for concern for regular hardware being unable to _keep up_
> without a hardforking change to the protocol first.
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