[bitcoin-dev] Fees and the block-finding process

Jorge Timón jtimon at jtimon.cc
Fri Aug 7 17:33:34 UTC 2015

On Aug 7, 2015 5:55 PM, "Gavin Andresen" <gavinandresen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think there are multiple reasons to raise the maximum block size, and
yes, fear of Bad Things Happening as we run up against the 1MB limit is one
of the reasons.

What are the other reasons?

> I take the opinion of smart engineers who actually do resource planning
and have seen what happens when networks run out of capacity very seriously.

When "the network runs out of capacity" (when we hit the limit) do we
expect anything to happen apart from minimum market fees rising (above
Obviously any consequences of fees rising are included in this concern.
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