How likely is a hard fork to increase the block size in the future? Under what conditions might that happen? What is being prioritised in the roadmap? Why implement Segregated Witness (SegWit) instead of “simply” increasing the block size limit?
More on SegWit and capacity increase research: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2015/12/23/capacity-increases-faq/
More on Bitcoin hard fork research: https://bitcoinhardforkresearch.github.io/
These questions are from the February Patreon live Q&A and MOOC session 9.5, which took place on February 24th and March 16th 2018 respectively. Andreas is a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia. The first course in their Master of Science in Digital Currency degree, DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies, is offered for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles.
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What is a fork? – https://youtu.be/QwEDtdkV3Q4
What happens during a fork? – https://youtu.be/XBk8hBJ1xVo
Airdrop coins and privacy implications – https://youtu.be/JHRnqJJ0rhc
The dangers of hard forks in protocol evolution – https://youtu.be/vxEHRvhJKvA
Proof-of-work changes – https://youtu.be/AcaktuPdQrc
A voluntary alternative to mandatory currencies – https://youtu.be/5ogv3Eya9nQ
Consensus Algorithms, Blockchain Technology, and Bitcoin – https://youtu.be/fw3WkySh_Ho
Advanced Bitcoin Scripting Part 2: SegWit, Consensus, and Trustware – https://youtu.be/pQbeBduVQ4I
What is Consensus: Rules without Rulers – https://youtu.be/2tqo7PX5Pyc
Forkology: A Study of Forks for Newbies – https://youtu.be/rpeceXY1QBM
What is the roadmap? – https://youtu.be/5Eoj_sKyC90
Nonces, mining, and quantum computing – https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0
Cryptographic primitives – https://youtu.be/RIckQ6RBt5E
The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) – https://youtu.be/VnQu4uylfOs
The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) – https://youtu.be/vtIp0GP4w1E
Rules versus rulers – https://youtu.be/9EEluhC9SxE
Migrating to post-quantum cryptography – https://youtu.be/dkXKpMku5QY
Honest nodes and consensus – https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg
Scaling, trust, and trade-offs – https://youtu.be/vCxmHwqyJWU
What is the role of nodes? – https://youtu.be/fNk7nYxTOyQ
Why running a node is important – https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs
Misconceptions about the Lightning Network – https://youtu.be/c4TjfaLgzj4
Lightning, full nodes, and miners – https://youtu.be/dlJG4OHdJzs
What is Segregated Witness? – https://youtu.be/dtOjjB4mD8k
SegWit adoption – https://youtu.be/KCsTVTRk6I4
MimbleWimble and Schnorr signatures – https://youtu.be/qloq75ekxv0
Atomic swaps – https://youtu.be/fNFBA2UmUmg
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