[Bitcoin-development] Proposed alternatives to the 20MB step function

Owen Gunden ogunden at phauna.org
Sun May 10 17:36:32 UTC 2015

On 05/08/2015 11:36 PM, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> Another related point which has been tendered before but seems to have
> been ignored is that changing how the size limit is computed can help
> better align incentives and thus reduce risk.  E.g. a major cost to the
> network is the UTXO impact of transactions, but since the limit is blind
> to UTXO impact a miner would gain less income if substantially factoring
> UTXO impact into its fee calculations; and without fee impact users have
> little reason to optimize their UTXO behavior.

Along the lines of aligning incentives with a diversity of costs to a 
variety of network participants, I am curious about reactions to Justus' 
general approach:


I realize it relies on pie-in-the-sky ideas like micropayment channels, 
but I wonder if it's a worthy long-term ideal direction for this stuff.

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