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

Bram Cohen bram at bittorrent.com
Wed Mar 29 06:32:20 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Wang Chun via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> The basic idea is, as many of us agree, hard fork is risky and should
> be well prepared. We need a long time to deploy it.

Much as it may be appealing to repeal the block size limit now with a grace
period until a replacement is needed in a repeal and replace strategy, it's
dubious to assume that an idea can be agreed upon later when it can't be
agreed upon now. Trying to put a time limit on it runs into the possibility
that you'll find that whatever reasons there were for not having general
agreement on a new setup before still apply, and running into the
embarrassing situation of winding up sticking with the status quo after
much sturm and drang.
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