[Bitcoin-development] Block Size Increase Requirements
pete at petertodd.org
Fri May 8 16:37:01 UTC 2015
On Fri, May 08, 2015 at 12:03:04PM +0200, Mike Hearn wrote:
> > * Though there are many proposals floating around which could
> > significantly decrease block propagation latency, none of them are
> > implemented today.
> With a 20mb cap, miners still have the option of the soft limit.
The soft-limit is there miners themselves produce smaller blocks; the
soft-limit does not prevent other miners from producing larger blocks.
As we're talking about ways that other miners can use 20MB blocks to
harm the competition, talking about the soft-limit is irrelevant.
Similarly, as security engineers we must plan for the worst case; as
we've seen before by your campaigns to raise the soft-limit(1) even at a
time when the vast majority of transaction volume was from one user
(SatoshiDice) soft-limits are an extremely weak form of control.
For the proposes of discussing blocksize increase requirements we can
stop talking about the soft-limit.
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