[bitcoin-dev] [BIP Draft] Allow zero value OP_RETURN in Payment Protocol

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Jan 26 03:23:13 UTC 2016


On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 3:17:12 AM Toby Padilla wrote:
> I don't think every application of OP_RETURN could be classified as "spam".

Perhaps not, but in this context I cannot think of any non-spam use cases.
Use cases should come before changes to support them.

> I also don't think burning the value is going to dissuade anyone from going
> down that route. I don't think lost value is better for anyone.

Lost value is better because it has a cost to the spammer, and deflates the 
rest of the bitcoins.

Luke


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