[bitcoin-dev] BIP proposal: Increase block size limit to 2 megabytes

Tier Nolan tier.nolan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 12:58:01 UTC 2016

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 6:14 AM, David Vorick via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> I'm not clear on the utility of more nodes. Perhaps there is significant
> concern about SPV nodes getting enough bandwidth or the network struggling
> from the load?

It is unfortunate that when pruning is activated, the NODE_NETWORK bit is
cleared.  This means that supporting SPV clients means running full nodes
without pruning.  OTOH, a pruning node could support SPV clients that sync
more often than once every few days, especially if it stores a few GB of
block data.
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