[Bitcoin-development] Floating fees and SPV clients
gavinandresen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 01:40:35 UTC 2013
On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:
> PPv1 doesn't have any notion of fee unfortunately. I suppose it could be
> added easily, but we also need to launch the existing feature set.
Lets bang out a merchant-pays-fee extension.
optional uint64 allowfee tag number=1000
Allow up to allowfee satoshis to be deducted from the amount paid to be
used to pay Bitcoin network transaction fees. A wallet implementation must
not reduce the amount paid for fees more than allowfee, and transaction
fees must be equal to or greater than the amount reduced.
Rationale: we don't want wallet software giving users discounts-- sending
transactions that are amount-allowfee without paying any fee. We also want
to allow users to pay MORE in fees, if they need to (fragmented wallet,
maybe, or big CoinJoin transaction) or decide to.
PS: I think there was also consensus that the BIP72 request=... should
be shortened to just r=... (save 6 chars in QR codes). Unless somebody
objects, I'll change the BIP and the reference implementation code to make
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