[Bitcoin-development] User vote in blocksize through fees

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Fri Jun 12 18:36:45 UTC 2015

On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 02:26:20PM -0400, Matt Whitlock wrote:
> On Friday, 12 June 2015, at 11:20 am, Mark Friedenbach wrote:
> > Peter it's not clear to me that your described protocol is free of miner
> > influence over the vote, by artificially generating transactions which they
> > claim in their own blocks
> Miners could fill their blocks with garbage transactions that agree with their vote, but this wouldn't bring them any real income, as they'd be paying their own money as fees to themselves. To get real income, miners would have to vote in accordance with real users.

Exactly. I very explicitly am proposing that we consider giving users a
mechanism to pay for votes to give them a way to directly influence the

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