Jeff Garzik Defends Hard Fork Solution for Bitcoin Block Size Issue

Jeff Garzik Defends Hard Fork Solution for Bitcoin Block Size Issue

Jeff Garzik, a bitcoin code veteran who recently launched the Bloq code-for-hire service to develop blockchain features, continues to defend a hard fork solution to the bitcoin scaling challenge. Garzik has engaged with individuals who disagree with him on Twitter in the last few days.

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Everyone agrees the block size needs to expand if the bitcoin network is going to process a larger volume of transactions. But the solution has proven evasive. Garzik has voiced his dismay at the number of people who have proposed using technically inferior systems to increase the block size.

Bitcoin Block Needs To Expand

Garzik has said he supports increasing the block size beyond the current 1 MB. He has said bitcoin has to be used by more than a million people if it is going to become a significant currency.

He would like to see Segregated Witness (Segwit) introduce a hard fork. Such an upgrade will require users to agree to the rule

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