29 Oct '16, 6pm

Bitcoin's Block Size Debate is Back (And It Might Be Worse Than Ever)

Bitcoin's Block Size Debate is Back (And It Might Be Worse Than Ever)

Call it bitcoin's broken record. First heating up in 2015, a debate about how best to scale the digital currency's underlying blockchain remains the dominating disagreement. Despite the best efforts of developers to bring what they say is more nuance to the discussion , a single metric remains the biggest sticking point. One year later, some miners are again calling for measures that would raise the bitcoin block size in an effort to support more transactions and (they say) grow its user base. Likewise, the developers behind Bitcoin Core (its primary software) remain focused on increasing capacity by way of top-level protocols , arguing that developers and academics believe this is the safest way forward for the still-experimental project. So, what's different this time around? For one, a viable scaling solution that boosts the block size, but doesn't focus on the metric (...

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