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

Simon Liu simon at bitcartel.com
Fri Aug 7 18:36:01 UTC 2015


That's a good question.

An argument has been put forward that a larger block size would reduce
the security of the network, so does the converse hold?


On 08/07/2015 11:17 AM, jl2012 via bitcoin-dev wrote:

> What if we reduce the block size to 0.125MB? That will allow 0.375tx/s.
> If 3->24 sounds "almost the same", 3->0.375 also sounds almost the same.
> We will have 50000 full nodes, instead of 5000, since it is so
> affordable to run a full node.
> 
> If 0.125MB sounds too extreme, what about 0.5/0.7/0.9MB? Are we going to
> have more full nodes?
> 
> No, I'm not trolling. I really want someone to tell me why we
> should/shouldn't reduce the block size. Are we going to have more or
> less full nodes if we reduce the block size?
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