[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.


jp



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