[bitcoin-dev] block-size tradeoffs & hypothetical alternatives (Re: Block size increase oppositionists: please clearly define what you need done to increase block size to a static 8MB, and help do it)

Simon Liu simon at bitcartel.com
Tue Jun 30 22:55:06 UTC 2015


My understanding is that BIP 101 has working code to raise the block
size and is ready for evaluation today.

When will Lightning and Sidechains be ready so that a fair and
controlled test can be made?

On 06/30/2015 12:54 PM, Adam Back wrote:

> People who would like to try the higher tier data-center and
> throughput by high bandwidth use route should in my opinion run that
> experiment as a layer 2 side-chain or analogous.  There are a few ways
> to do that.  And it would be appropriate to my mind that we discuss
> them here also.
> 
> An experiment like that could run in parallel with lightning, maybe it
> could be done faster, or offer different trade-offs, so could be an
> interesting and useful thing to see work on.
> 


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