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

Jorge Timón jtimon at jtimon.cc
Mon Aug 10 13:03:06 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 2:33 PM, Btc Drak <btcdrak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Additionally, correct me if I am wrong, but the net effect from preventing
> fees rising from zero would be to guarantee miners have no alternative
> income from fees as block subsidy dries up and thus harm the incentives to
> secure the chain.

I don't think that's necessarily true. Theoretically urgent
transactions could fund hashing power on their own while there are
still some free non-urgent transactions being mined from time to time.

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