[Bitcoin-development] Block Size Increase Requirements

Brian Hoffman brianchoffman at gmail.com
Sat May 30 23:16:42 UTC 2015


> Why 20 MB? Do you anticipate 20x transaction count growth in 2016?


Do you anticipate linear growth?

> On May 30, 2015, at 6:05 PM, Alex Mizrahi <alex.mizrahi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>  
>> Why 2 MB ?
> 
> Why 20 MB? Do you anticipate 20x transaction count growth in 2016?
> 
> Why not grow it by 1 MB per year?
> This is a safer option, I don't think that anybody claims that 2 MB blocks will be a problem.
> And in 10 years when we get to 10 MB we'll get more evidence as to whether network can handle 10 MB blocks.
> 
> So this might be a solution which would satisfy both sides:
>   *  people who are concerned about block size growth will have an opportunity to stop it before it grows too much (e.g. with a soft fork),
>   *  while people who want bigger blocks will get an equivalent of 25% per year growth within the first 10 years, which isn't bad, is it?
> 
> So far I haven't heard any valid arguments against linear growth.
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