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

Ross Nicoll jrn at jrn.me.uk
Fri Jul 17 19:13:14 UTC 2015


I'll leave others to comment on whether we can get consensus on that, 
but your years listed are inconsistent with everything else you've 
written. Should be:

block 400,000 = 2MB (2016)
block 500,000 = 4MB (2018)
block 600,000 = 8MB (2020)

On 17/07/2015 20:06, Chris Wardell via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> I would prefer a dynamic solution that did not necessitate a second 
> hard fork down the road.
>
> I propose doubling the block size every 100k blocks (~2 years)
>
> block 400,000 = 2MB (2016)
> block 500,000 = 4MB (2017)
> block 600,000 = 8MB (2018)
>
> Chris
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:57 PM, Ross Nicoll via bitcoin-dev 
> <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org 
> <mailto:bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>> wrote:
>
>     I'd back this if we can't find a permanent solution - 2MB gives us
>     a lot more wiggle room in the interim at least; one of my concerns
>     with block size is 3 transactions per second is absolutely tiny,
>     and we need space for the network to search for an equilibrium
>     between volume and pricing without risk of an adoption spike
>     rendering it essentially unusable.
>
>     I'd favour switching over by block height rather than time, and
>     I'd suggest that given virtually every wallet/node out there will
>     require testing (even if many do not currently enforce a limit and
>     therefore do not need changing), 6 months should be considered a
>     minimum target. I'd open with a suggestion of block 390k as a target.
>
>     Ross
>
>
>     On 17/07/2015 16:55, Jeff Garzik via bitcoin-dev 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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