[bitcoin-dev] BIP 102 - kick the can down the road to 2MB

Andrew onelineproof at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 16:11:17 UTC 2015

What are you trying to do? Break the ice with a hard fork so that later it
becomes easier to do so, with people more complacent towards it? There are
many solutions to the scaling problem that do not require a hard fork and
are quite simple to implement actually, and don't come with the
complications involved with a hard fork. I'm not a reputable developer on
this list, so my opinion probably doesn't matter much, but I watched and
analyzed this situation closely and I don't like this idea.

On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM, Jeff Garzik via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> Opening a mailing list thread on this BIP:
> BIP PR: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/173
> Code PR: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/6451
> The general intent of this BIP is as a minimum viable alternative plan to
> my preferred proposal (BIP 100).
> If agreement is not reached on a more comprehensive solution, then this
> solution is at least available and a known quantity.  A good backup plan.
> Benefits:  conservative increase.  proves network can upgrade.  permits
> some added growth, while the community & market gathers data on how an
> increased block size impacts privacy, security, centralization, transaction
> throughput and other metrics.  2MB seems to be a Least Common Denominator
> on an increase.
> Costs:  requires a hard fork.  requires another hard fork down the road.
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