[Bitcoin-development] A suggestion for reducing the size of the UTXO database

Jim Phillips jim at ergophobia.org
Sat May 9 19:05:36 UTC 2015


On Sat, May 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM, Andreas Schildbach <andreas at schildbach.de>
wrote:

> Actually your assumption is wrong. Bitcoin Wallet (and I think most, if
> not all, other bitcoinj based wallets) picks UTXO by age, in order to
> maximize priority. So it keeps the number of UTXOs low, though not as
> low as if it would always pick *all* UTXOs.
>
> Is it not fair to say though that UTXO database growth is not considered
when selecting the UTXOs to use? And that size of transaction is a priority
if not the top priority?
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