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The Blocksize War

The battle over who controls Bitcoin’s protocol rules

Jonathan Bier

This book covers Bitcoin’s blocksize war, which was waged from August 2015 to November 2017. On the surface the battle was about the amount of data allowed in each Bitcoin block, however it exposed much deeper issues, such as who controls Bitcoin’s protocol rules. It is not possible to cover every twist and turn in the labyrinthine conflict or all ...
Publish Date
March 14
Goodreads rating
Apr 14, 2021
#Bitcoin is succeeding despite @coinbase and the ‘NY Agreement’ companies (big-blockers) who tried to kill it a few years ago. Fascinating reading: The Blocksize War: The battle over who controls Bitcoin’s protocol rules      source
Jul 24, 2021
Also on vacation, I read The Blocksize War, by @jonathanbier, about Bitcoin's scaling schism (2015-2017). Brilliant book. I thought I knew the story pretty well, but there was a ton of new stuff that I learned. Will write a review for the blog this week      source