[Bitcoin-development] soft-fork block size increase (extension blocks) Re: Proposed alternatives to the 20MB stepfunction

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Sat May 30 00:16:01 UTC 2015

RE: soft-forking an "extension block":

So... go for it, code it up. Implement it in the Bitcoin Core wallet.

Then ask the various wallet developer how long it would take them to update
their software to support something like this, and do some UI mockups of
what the experience would look like for users.

If there are two engineering solutions to a problem, one really simple, and
one complex, why would you pick the complex one?

Especially if the complex solution has all of the problems of the simple
one (20MB extension blocks are just as "dangerous" as 20MB main blocks,
yes? If not, why not?)

Gavin Andresen
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