[bitcoin-dev] [BIP Draft] Datastream compression of Blocks and Transactions

Pavel Janík Pavel at Janik.cz
Tue Dec 1 20:06:53 UTC 2015

> On 01 Dec 2015, at 06:28, Matt Corallo via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> I'm really not a fan of this at all. To start with, adding a compression library that is directly accessible to the network on financial software is a really, really scary idea.

I have the same opinion.

On the other hand, I can imagine using compression on local blocks storage (be it compressed filesystem, or compression in the user space/in the application - compare with https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues/2278). Now that we support pruning and obfuscating, this could be another option. Saving ~20% can be interesting in some usecases.
Pavel Janík

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