[bitcoin-dev] Capacity increases for the Bitcoin system.

Chris ctpacia at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 14:51:36 UTC 2015


On 12/08/2015 10:12 AM, Gavin Andresen via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Why segwitness as a soft fork? Stuffing the segwitness merkle tree in
> the coinbase is messy and will just complicate consensus-critical code
> (as opposed to making the right side of the merkle tree in
> block.version=5 blocks the segwitness data).
Agreed. I thought the rule was no contentious hark forks. It seems
hardly anyone opposes this change and there seems to be widespread
agreement that the hardfork version would be much cleaner.


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