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

Eric Lombrozo elombrozo at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 00:44:20 UTC 2015


> On Jul 28, 2015, at 5:43 PM, Jean-Paul Kogelman <jeanpaulkogelman at me.com> wrote:
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>> 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…
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> 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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> jp
> 

I’m using spam and DoS somewhat synonymously here, although you’re correct - DoS is a more accurate term.
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