25 May '16, 5pm

Bitcoin Protocol role models...

A couple of months ago, I was having Yet Another Argument with a Bitcoin Core contributor about the one megabyte block size limit. I had asked: “what other successful Internet protocols impose arbitrary limits on themselves similar to the one-megabyte limit?” His answer was “there are limits on the size of the global routing table in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) protocol.” BGP is the protocol routers use to decide what to do when they get a data packet bound for an IP address like “111.12.1.1” – they send it to China (111.12.1.1 belongs to the China Mobile Communications Corporation right now). So I went and skimmed through the BGP protocol documents . Then read the wikipedia page on BGP . And had the opportunity to talk with Justin Newton, who participated in the debates on Internet scalability fifteen years ago. And found that there are no protocol-level limits on t...

Full article: http://gavinandresen.ninja/bitcoin-protocol-role-models

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