[bitcoin-dev] Block size following technological growth

Tom Harding tomh at thinlink.com
Thu Aug 6 16:19:13 UTC 2015


On 8/6/2015 7:53 AM, Pieter Wuille via bitcoin-dev wrote:
>
> So if we would have 8 MB blocks, and there is a sudden influx of users
> (or settlement systems, who serve much more users) who want to pay
> high fees (let's say 20 transactions per second) making the block
> chain inaccessible for low fee transactions, and unreliable for medium
> fee transactions (for any value of low, medium, and high), would you
> be ok with that?

Gavin has answered this question in the clearest way possible -- in
tested C++ code, which increases capacity only on a precise schedule for
20 years, then stops increasing.




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