[bitcoin-dev] BIP 102 - kick the can down the road to 2MB
jrn at jrn.me.uk
Sun Jul 19 22:51:07 UTC 2015
Further to that - please disregard what I said about using block height.
Had failed to realise that in using contextual information (block
height) it complicates block validation (i.e. it would be impossible to
tell if a block is too big, without having all previous blocks first).
Block time is in fact the better option.
On 17/07/2015 18:57, Ross Nicoll via bitcoin-dev 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
> 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.
> 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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