Posts tagged blocksize

We introduce a novel consensus mechanism that greatly improves security, throughput, and transaction confirmation latency of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.
I make the case that Bitcoin users have just as much of a say, or more, than all the miners combined. They wield this power through exchanges, and the exchanges need to live up to their responsibilities.
In an effort to bring the fruitless Bitcoin block size debate to a close, this post outlines Bitcoin-Unified, an approach to accommodate both small and large blocks.
The phrase "developing the fee market" gets used a lot in Bitcoin circles. This post makes the case that this is a thinly veiled euphemism for jacking up the fees.
I try to lay to rest a bad way to account for Bitcoin network costs and a flawed argument for exorbitantly high fees.
Peter Tschipper has been looking into compressing the Bitcoin messages on the wire using generic compressors. In this post, I discuss why generic compressors will not work well with Bitcoin, make the case for a custom compressor, and suggest that we run a community challenge to develop the best compressor.
A modest suggestion on how to proceed with the block size debate, wherein we suggest explicitly defining the criteria for evaluating block size increase proposals.
We review some of the feedback we received on Bitcoin-NG and discuss why every new permission-less ledger would be better off with NG compared to the alternatives.
We introduce a new technique for increasing the throughput and reducing the latency, at the same time, of blockchain-based protocols
The recent Bitcoin blocksize debate demonstrates the need for a robust governance structure.