[bitcoin-dev] A Modified Version of Luke-jr's Block Size BIP

Luke Dashjr luke at dashjr.org
Sun Feb 5 23:02:28 UTC 2017

My BIP draft didn't make progress because the community opposes any block size 
increase hardfork ever. Your version doesn't address the current block size 
issues (ie, the blocks being too large). So you've retained the only certain-
DOA parts of my proposal, and removed the most useful part... I'm not sure the 
point. Also, your version is now EXCLUSIVELY a hardfork, so it makes no sense 
to keep the BIP 9 deployment at all - either it gets consensus or it doesn't, 
but miners have no part in deployment of it.

On Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:50:26 PM Andrew C via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Hello all,
> Many people have expressed discontent with Luke-jr's proposed block size
> BIP, in particular with the decrease in size that would occur if it were
> to be activated prior to 2024.
> I have decided to modify the proposal to instead begin the increase
> steps at the current 1000000 byte limit. The increases and the time spam
> of each increase will remain the same, just that the increase begins
> from 1000000 bytes instead of 300000 bytes.
> Furthermore, instead of a fixed schedule from a fixed point in time, the
> increases will instead be calculated off of the MTP of the activation
> block (the first block to be in the active state for this fork).
> While this proposal shares many of the same issues with the one it
> modifies, I hope that it will be slightly less controversial and can
> allow us to move forward with scaling Bitcoin.
> The full text of the proposal can be found at
> https://github.com/achow101/bips/blob/bip-blksize/bip-blksize.mediawiki.
> My implementation of it is available at
> https://github.com/achow101/bitcoin/tree/bip-blksize
> Andrew
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