[Bitcoin-development] Segmented Block Relaying BIP draft.

Matt Corallo debian-bugs at bluematt.me
Mon Sep 10 16:29:20 UTC 2012

I actually implemented parts of the header+ v<tx> stuff in a branch with
my bloom filter stuff, you can see it here:
Its pretty stupid and would be pretty easy to DoS/get it stuck/etc, but
in theory it works.  I don't see much reason why we'd need anything
significantly more complicated, but maybe there is a use-case I'm


On Mon, 2012-09-10 at 11:14 -0400, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Matthew Mitchell
> <matthewmitchell at godofgod.co.uk> wrote:
> > Here is a BIP draft for improving the block relaying and validation so that
> > it can be done in parallel and so that redundancy can be removed. This
> > becomes more beneficial the larger the block sizes are.
> >
> > https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/User:MatthewLM/ImprovedBlockRelayingProposal
> Why does this focus on actually sending the hash tree?  The block
> header + transaction list + transactions a node doesn't already know
> (often just the coinbase) is enough.

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