[bitcoin-dev] Dynamically Controlled Bitcoin Block Size Max Cap

Tom Harding tomh at thinlink.com
Fri Aug 21 23:16:39 UTC 2015


On 8/21/2015 3:21 PM, Peter Todd wrote:
> To use a car analogy, Pieter Wuille has shown that the brake cylinders
> have a fatigue problem, and if used in stop-and-go traffic regularly
> they'll fail during heavy braking, potentially killing someone. You've
> countered with a study of highway driving, showing that if the car is
> only used on the highway the brakes have no issues, claiming that the
> car design is perfectly safe. 

No.  If we must play the analogy game, it was found that the car crashes
when the brakes are bad (minority hash power partitioned) the radio is
on (partitioned miners had small individual hashrate).

I checked the scenario where only the radio is on, and found the car
does not crash.



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