[bitcoin-dev] Hard fork proposal from last week's meeting

Tom Zander tomz at freedommail.ch
Tue Mar 28 20:48:44 UTC 2017


On Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:59:32 CEST Wang Chun via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Despite spam tx on the network, the block capacity is approaching its
> limit, and we must think ahead. Shall we code a patch right now, to
> remove the block size limit of 1MB, but not activate it until far in
> the future. I would propose to remove the 1MB limit at the next block
> halving in spring 2020, only limit the block size to 32MiB which is
> the maximum size the current p2p protocol allows. This patch must be
> in the immediate next release of Bitcoin Core.
...
> We don't yet have an agreement on how to increase the block size
> limit. There have been many proposals over the past years, like
> BIP100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 148, 248, BU, and so
> on. These hard fork proposals, with this patch already in Core's
> release, they all become soft fork.

I think that is a very smart idea, thank you for making it.
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