[bitcoin-dev] Why Satoshi's temporary anti-spam measure isn't temporary

Jean-Paul Kogelman jeanpaulkogelman at me.com
Wed Jul 29 00:43:14 UTC 2015

> Enter a “temporary” anti-spam measure - a one megabyte block size limit. Let’s test this out, then increase it once we see how things work. So far so good…

The block size limit was put in place as an anti-DoS measure (monster blocks), not "anti-spam". It was never intended to have any economic effect, not on spam and not on any future fee market.


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