[bitcoin-dev] CORRECTIONS: A summary of block size hardfork proposals
jl2012 at xbt.hk
jl2012 at xbt.hk
Fri Jul 31 03:10:34 UTC 2015
I am making some corrections to my previous summary
Currently, there are 4 block size BIP by Bitcoin developers:
BIP100 by Jeff:
BIP101 by Gavin:
BIP102 by Jeff: https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/pull/173/files
BIP??? by Pieter (called "BIP103" below):
To facilitate further discussion, I'd like to summarize these
proposals by a series of questions. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Something like sigop limit are less controversial and are not shown.
Should we use a miner voting mechanism to initiate the hardfork?
BIP100: Yes, support with 10800 out of last 12000 blocks (90%)
BIP101: Yes, support with 750 out of last 1000 blocks (75%)
When should we initiate the hardfork?
BIP101: 2 weeks after 75% miner support, but not before 2016-01-11
# The network does not actually fork until having 90% miner support
What should be the block size at initiation?
* It depends on the exact time of initiation, e.g. 8MB if initiated on
2016-01-11, 16MB if initiated on 2018-01-10.
Should we allow further increase / decrease?
BIP100: By miner voting, 0.5x - 2x every 12000 blocks (~3 months)
BIP101: Double every 2 years, with linear interpolations in between
BIP103: +4.4% every 97 days (double every 4.3 years, or 17.7% p.a.)
The earliest date for a >=2MB block?
^ Assuming 10 minutes blocks and votes cast before 2016-01-11 are not counted
What should be the final block size?
BIP100: 32MB is the max, but it is possible to reduce by miner voting
When should we have the final block size?
BIP100: Decided by miners
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