[bitcoin-dev] Increasing the blocksize as a (generalized) softfork.

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 03:39:52 UTC 2015


On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 12:21 PM, joe2015--- via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> Remember this is proposed as an alternative to hardforks, which is also a
> "nuclear option".  Hardforks carry significant risks such as permanently
> splitting Bitcoin into two chains if global consensus is never reached.  A
> (generalized) softfork avoids this problem.


Current hard fork implementations include / will include miner lock-in,
just like any soft fork.  They will not activate if global consensus is not
reached.
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