The need to increase the blockchain limit has been an ongoing debate these days, as the current size limits the network’s capacity to verify transactions. At the moment, the protocol restricts the size to 1MB for every block mined on the network, making it too long to complete.
The lack of central authority to make this kind of decision for the bitcoin industry has been one of the biggest reasons why this debate hasn’t progressed, although some groups have started discussions. Some have even proposed increasing the block size to 20MB while a cartel of Chinese bitcoin miners say that 8MB might be enough for now.
Blockchain Limit at 8MB
According to a post on Reddit:
“China’s five largest mining pools gathered today at the National Conference Center in Beijing to hold a technical discussion about the ramifications of increasing the max block size on the Bitcoin network. In attendance were F2Pool, BW, BTCChina, Huobi.com, and Antpool. After undergoing deep consideration and discussion, the five pools agree that while the block size does need to be increased, a compromise should be made to increase