[bitcoin-dev] BIP 102 - kick the can down the road to 2MB
thomas at thomaszander.se
Fri Jul 24 08:52:24 UTC 2015
On Friday 17. July 2015 20.29.16 Luke Dashjr via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> We are unlikely to approach 1 MB of actual volume by November, so I would
> prefer to see the activation date on this moved later - maybe November
> 2016, if not 2017. It would also be an improvement to try to follow
> reasonably- expected bandwidth increases, so 15% (1.15 MB) rather than
> doubling. Doubling in only a few months seems to be far from a
> "conservative" increase.
The reference to bandwidth increases makes no sense, the bandwidth in most of
the world is already far exceeding the 8Mb limit. Not everyone lives where you
In Germany you buy a 150Mbit connection for a flatrate and a cheap monthly
rate, for instance. Not saying that Germany is where all the miners are, but
since 150Mbit allows one to comfortably have 16 megabyte blocks, it is a good
example of how far off Luke's calculations are from real-world.
I don't belief your argument to push forward holds.
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