[bitcoin-dev] Superluminal communication and the consensus block size limit

Tom Harding tomh at thinlink.com
Thu Aug 6 03:14:53 UTC 2015


On 8/5/2015 4:24 PM, Jorge Timón via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Miner A is able to process 100 M tx/block while miner B is only able
> to process 10 M tx/block.
>

B needs to sell ASICs and buy 90 M tx worth of CPU. 

Or, if you cap blocksize at 10 M tx, than A needs to sell the exact same
amount of CPU and buy the exact same amount of ASICs.

Either way, Miner A ends up with the ASIC cost equivalent of 90 M tx
worth of CPU in additional hashing advantage over B.  The centralization
has nothing to do with block size.  It has to do with Miner A having
more money than Miner B.

Alternatively, you might need to add a few more crazy assumptions.




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