Gavin Andresen raised eyebrows recently when he tweeted that Ethereum has more nodes now than bitcoin and that it will grow its lead as its block size exceeds bitcoin’s.
Ethereum has more nodes today than Bitcoin. Prediction: it’s lead will grow even as its blockchain size exceeds bitcoin’s.
— Gavin Andresen (@gavinandresen) September 25, 2016
Andresen, chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and lead developer of Bitcoin until 2014, has raised concerns in the past about the bitcoin block size. He has noted the possibility that the bitcoin community could see exchanges, miners and merchants move to a highly centralized clearing agreement model. He believes that this will indicate an unhealthy bitcoin network that will be even slower, less reliable and more vulnerable to attacks.
Andresen Early To Address Scaling
Andresen is not alone in his concern about bitcoin’s scaling issue. He has, however, been raising the issue longer than most