Antonopoulos: There Are No Spam Transactions in Bitcoin

As Bitcoin blocks get closer to full capacity, some members of a village are claiming many of a exchange on a network are zero some-more than spam. 

Defining a spam transaction on a Bitcoin network is rather difficult. In fact, Mastering Bitcoinauthor Andreas Antonopoulos believes it’s unfit for such exchange to exist.

According to Antonopoulos, a fact that someone is peaceful to compensate a fee compared with a sold transaction means that a transaction is not spam by default. During a meetup during Paralelni Polis in Prague, Czech Republic, Antonopoulos explained his position on spam exchange on a Bitcoin network.

A Top-Down Approach to Spam

Antonopoulos remarkable there are dual approaches that can be taken:

“One is a paternalistic, top-down proceed that says, ‘This is what is allowed. This is what is not allowed, and by creation a list, we will forestall a network from stuffing to capacity.’”

In Antonopoulos’ view, this arrange of proceed would mangle net neutrality, that he believes relates to Bitcoin; though a existence is that Bitcoin does not work on net neutrality as a requirement. For example, a Eligius mining pool applies a chastisement or simply will not cave some transactions



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