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

Slurms MacKenzie slurms at gmx.us
Fri Jul 24 09:43:00 UTC 2015


> Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:52 AM
> From: "Thomas Zander via bitcoin-dev" <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org>
> To: bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org
> Subject: Re: [bitcoin-dev] BIP 102 - kick the can down the road to 2MB
>
> 
> 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 
> live :)
> 
> 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'll have better stats available soon, but this does not reflect the current state of the network. 

Only 4% of my initial crawl presented bandwidth above your stated 18MB/s. 


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