[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin Core and hard forks

Jean-Paul Kogelman jeanpaulkogelman at me.com
Fri Jul 24 00:49:20 UTC 2015


And it's obvious how a size cap would interfere with such a QoS scheme. Miners wouldn't be able to deliver the below guarantees if they have to start excluding transactions.



> On Jul 24, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Jean-Paul Kogelman via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> 
> Quality of service as in:
> 
>> X satoshi / kb = included in block currently worked on;
> 
>> Y satoshi / kb = included in next block;
> 
>> Z satoshi / kb = included in block after that, etc.
> 
> Block count starts when transaction is first seen. Miners can set X, Y, Z. 
> 
> Market develops when miners start setting different values and adding more transactions to blocks as opposed to other miners with higher settings. 
> 
> It basically comes down to the miners themselves if they want a healthy fee market. If they stick to their guns, their influence on the fees will be proportional to their hashing power.
> 
> jp
> 
>> On Jul 24, 2015, at 8:32 AM, Eric Lombrozo <elombrozo at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> On Jul 23, 2015, at 5:22 PM, Jean-Paul Kogelman <jeanpaulkogelman at me.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> You are not going to get a fair fee market if your only form of enforcement is the threat of exclusion.
>>> 
>>> A more fair fee market will develop if miners start offering quality of service, preferably at multiple tiers. At that point any interference from a block size cap will only be detrimental. In fact it will only highlight what the cap is actually for; to prevent monster blocks.
>>> 
>>> Add better QoS tools for miners and extend the cap (when possible) and there's your fee market.
>>> 
>>> jp
>> 
>> Not sure what you mean by QoS here. Either your transaction is included or it isn’t. It’s not like you can upgrade to a master suite with a view or anything.
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