[bitcoin-dev] Bitcoin Roadmap 2015, or "If We Do Nothing" Analysis

Dave Scotese dscotese at litmocracy.com
Fri Jul 24 15:08:24 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 4:38 AM, Mike Hearn <hearn at vinumeris.com> wrote:

> It's worth noting that even massive companies with $30M USD of funding
>> don't run a single Bitcoin Core node
> This has nothing to do with block sizes, and everything to do with Core
> not directly providing the services businesses actually want.
> The whole "node count is falling because of block sizes" is nothing more
> than conjecture presented as fact. The existence of multiple companies who
> could easily afford to do this but don't because they perceive it as
> valueless should be a wakeup call there.

Regardless of why node count is falling, many people who used to run a full
node stopped doing so.  To mitigate that, their chances of getting
something out of it have to be greater.  What if propagating a valid
transaction generated a small chance of earning a piece of the fee?
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