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January 30, 2015, 08:47:27 PM
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I dont know if someone actually made a similar poll since search engine is down so here we go..

Bitcoin fork proposal by respected Bitcoin lead dev Gavin Andresen, to increase the block size from 1MB to 20MB.

Interesting read about it: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=919629.0 (locked Cry )

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January 30, 2015, 09:02:13 PM
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A mix between pro and DGAF as I don't care but it will need to happen eventually so why not now?

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January 30, 2015, 09:13:54 PM
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A mix between pro and DGAF as I don't care but it will need to happen eventually so why not now?

Not a tech-dude here, but i, on the contrary, feel that this is somehow of a crucial matter.
Personally I like bitcoin the way it is now.
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January 30, 2015, 09:18:57 PM
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A mix between pro and DGAF as I don't care but it will need to happen eventually so why not now?

Not a tech-dude here, but i, on the contrary, feel that this is somehow of a crucial matter.
Personally I like bitcoin the way it is now.

When blocks will reach their limits believe me you won't like bitcoin the way it will be. Bitcoin needs to scale, like it or not.

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January 30, 2015, 09:24:50 PM
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I've always believed the current 1MB cap was temporary anyway, so I'm fine with increasing it.
If I had a problem with it increasing, I would of walked away from bitcoin years ago.

 

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January 30, 2015, 09:25:47 PM
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OK so pretty much everyone agrees this needs to happen eventually, so what is the big debate about?

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January 30, 2015, 09:32:47 PM
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A mix between pro and DGAF as I don't care but it will need to happen eventually so why not now?

Not a tech-dude here, but i, on the contrary, feel that this is somehow of a crucial matter.
Personally I like bitcoin the way it is now.

When blocks will reach their limits believe me you won't like bitcoin the way it will be. Bitcoin needs to scale, like it or not.

right, although im glad we still have some time until it reaches its limit: https://blockchain.info/charts/avg-block-size (0,3MB)

so we can discuss it Smiley

for i was quite intrigued regarding the 'anti' claim that it would 'centralize' the nodes in only higher bandwith 'cartels', and thus leaving the 'common' people out of it.
Doesnt bitcoin's decentralization prime? Everyone should be able to run a full node, no?
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January 30, 2015, 09:34:33 PM
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Anti because it is not a problem at all if we reach blocklimit. There's tons of alternatives out there. No need to hardfork it.
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January 30, 2015, 09:35:19 PM
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This is rather a pointless discussion which was led more than once. Why would anyone fight this?
Saying that we still have 'some time' is not a strong argument here. Should we think about doing the fork once we hit the cap?

Believe me, once we hit it, using Bitcoin will be very painful.

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January 30, 2015, 09:36:10 PM
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How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?



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January 30, 2015, 09:39:52 PM
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How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?





1000 GB every year roughly

It will also lead to rapid centralisation. And the network is pretty centralised already. It's actually the proposal of a fool especially when you see: the problem doesn't even occure.
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January 30, 2015, 09:41:16 PM
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OK so pretty much everyone agrees this needs to happen eventually, so what is the big debate about?

Looks like Gavin and other devs are taking the prudent approach and giving some time for us to come to consensus and point out any flaws in the hard fork and possible solutions. He has been doing some careful tests and I support his efforts and ultimately the hard fork but I also recognize there will be some consequences that will need to be addressed ... I.E... Peter Todd correctly pointed out the concern for running Bitcoin over TOR with 20 MB blocks , and others that have very slow internet connections under 2Mbps wont be able to assist with being a full node.

Doesnt bitcoin's decentralization prime? Everyone should be able to run a full node, no?

It doesn't have to be either/or as we still can roll out merkle tree pruning or other solutions to reduce block-chain bloat.

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January 30, 2015, 09:42:13 PM
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This is rather a pointless discussion which was led more than once. Why would anyone fight this?
Saying that we still have 'some time' is not a strong argument here. Should we think about doing the fork once we hit the cap?

Believe me, once we hit it, using Bitcoin will be very painful.

I dont see the rush here tho, price is crashing, adoption is slowing, regulation is stamping..


How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?

from the locked thread: 20MB * 6 (per hour) * 24 * 365 = 1051 GB per year


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January 30, 2015, 09:44:23 PM
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This is rather a pointless discussion which was led more than once. Why would anyone fight this?
Saying that we still have 'some time' is not a strong argument here. Should we think about doing the fork once we hit the cap?

Believe me, once we hit it, using Bitcoin will be very painful.

I dont see the rush here tho, price is crashing, adoption is slowing, regulation is stamping..

How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?

from the locked thread: 20MB * 6 (per hour) * 24 * 365 = 1051 GB per year




Assuming 20MB will be reached every block. Which we are very far off at the moment.

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January 30, 2015, 09:45:05 PM
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blockchain security will be weakend with this a lot

(less fees for miner which is important after rewards decrease, larger chain, more central mining) = blockchain security to your anus
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January 30, 2015, 09:51:29 PM
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sorry for the stupid question but if a block today is 1mb, after the hard fork, will it still be 1mb? or will they all be 20?

the 20 is just a maximum, right? so if we are at 0.3 today, it will not cause any headache if the limit goes from 1.0 to 20.0, but a lot of extra headroom  Wink

I mean, if the size automatically adjusts to the need, then it will not create a larger blockchain at all, because the transactions are there and need to be processed sooner or later

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January 30, 2015, 09:52:07 PM
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right, although im glad we still have some time until it reaches its limit: https://blockchain.info/charts/avg-block-size (0,3MB)

so we can discuss it Smiley

for i was quite intrigued regarding the 'anti' claim that it would 'centralize' the nodes in only higher bandwith 'cartels', and thus leaving the 'common' people out of it.
Doesnt bitcoin's decentralization prime? Everyone should be able to run a full node, no?
The one to watch is https://blockchain.info/unconfirmed-transactions; if/when that grows and grows then the trouble begins.

One thing I wonder/worry about is miners deliberately mining small blocks when the pile of unconfirmed transactions is waiting.
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January 30, 2015, 09:52:09 PM
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This is rather a pointless discussion which was led more than once. Why would anyone fight this?
Saying that we still have 'some time' is not a strong argument here. Should we think about doing the fork once we hit the cap?

Believe me, once we hit it, using Bitcoin will be very painful.

I dont see the rush here tho, price is crashing, adoption is slowing, regulation is stamping..

How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?

from the locked thread: 20MB * 6 (per hour) * 24 * 365 = 1051 GB per year




Assuming 20MB will be reached every block. Which we are very far off at the moment.

right but im more for the long run, so it shall inevitably impact bitcoin (and me!) if done.

why not let the limit be reached, see how the market actually reacts, and focus in developping good solutions whilst preserving bitcoin's precious integrity?
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January 30, 2015, 09:54:35 PM
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sorry for the stupid question but if a block today is 1mb, after the hard fork, will it still be 1mb? or will they all be 20?

I mean, if the size automatically adjusts to the need, then it will not create a larger blockchain at all, because the transactions are there and need to be processed sooner or later

Bigger size and lower fees lead to more traffic and thus higher blocksize. If you implement it, the space will be used. The chain also becomes vulnerable to attacks by spam. Malicious parties can bloat the chain to the max size and they will.
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January 30, 2015, 09:54:55 PM
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How big will the blockchain become with 20mb blocks?

1000 GB every year roughly

That's not necessarily true. The size limit is just that, a limit. We now have a 1MB limit, but most blocks for all of Bitcoin's history haven't been anywhere near full.

If you don't think the size limit being raised is important I'll ask what do you think would be the case if it was currently 1 kilobyte instead (one thousand times smaller)? Do you think Bitcoin would have its current price, and level of network security from the number of mining participants (hashing difficulty) at that price?

Bitcoin is not currently used by most of its holders for transactions, but for speculation. People speculate that at some point in the future a larger number of people in the world will understand the benefits of adopting/using Bitcoin and do so, driving up the price due to its scarcity. However, what happens if in fact the blockchain can't actually handle loads more users transacting?


It will also lead to rapid centralisation.

Explain please. It's one thing to make FUD statements, and quite another to present real supporting arguments.
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