[Bitcoin-development] On-going data spam

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at exmulti.com
Tue Apr 9 14:50:10 UTC 2013

Well, I'm not fundamentally opposed to a blacklist, but it would have
to be done in a VERY open manner.  I do think the community would
agree that storing big data transactions is not the primary purpose of

However, there should be some metrics and heuristics that take care of
this problem.  Notably the dev consensus (sans you, Mike :)) seems to
be that uneconomical outputs should be made non-standard.

Here is one approach:
    Block uneconomic UTXO creation

I would like to see at least a stopgap solution to data spam in 0.8.2,
as it is a clear and present problem.

Jeff Garzik
exMULTI, Inc.
jgarzik at exmulti.com

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