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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / CHINA & BLOCKSTREAM ARE TROLLING BITCOIN on: June 27, 2016, 01:43:43 AM
With Chinese pools such as F2Pool, Antpool & BTCC participating in validation-less mining. They are effectively attacking the network by not including tx's in blocks and then delaying relay of these "empty" blocks.
Given that these pools have a super majority of hashing power, they can artificially manipulate the mempool size, thus increasing users fees and making other miners less competitive.
Miners should have incentive to include tx's to increase revenue. This attack vector could give China almost complete control over the "fee market"

This would be unlikely to continue with an increase in blocksize. Furthermore, it would be 100% impossible with an unlimited blocksize. Segwit does not address this issue.

Edit: The pools may not even have a say at all, if the GFW could delay propagation of new empty blocks there would be no way to prevent this other than raising the blocksize.

Edit: People keep saying these "pools" are outside of the GFW . . .proof?


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