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

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Thu May 28 18:23:59 UTC 2015

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> wrote:

> As noted, many miners just accept the defaults. With your proposed change
>> their target would effectively *drop* from 1mb to 800kb today, which
>> seems crazy. That's the exact opposite of what is needed right now.
> I am very skeptical about this idea.

By the time a hard fork can happen, I expect average block size will be
above 500K.

Would you support a rule that was "larger of 1MB or 2x average size" ? That
is strictly better than the situation we're in today.

Gavin Andresen
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