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

Tom Zander tomz at freedommail.ch
Thu Mar 30 10:34:45 UTC 2017

On Wednesday, 29 March 2017 21:50:48 CEST Raystonn . via bitcoin-dev wrote:
> Low node costs are a good goal for nodes that handle transactions the node
> operator can afford.  Nobody is going to run a node for a network they do
> not use for their own transactions.  If transactions have fees that
> prohibit use for most economic activity, that means node count will drop
> until nodes are generally run by those who settle large amounts.  That is
> very centralizing.
> Raystonn

The idea that people won’t run a node for a network they don’t use for their 
own transactions is a very good observation and a good reason to get on-
chain scaling happening well before lightning hits. 

Tom Zander
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