This week, bitcoin Jesus Roger Ver weighed in on the block size debate stating that the block size limit should be increased if it is technologically achievable.
Specifically, Ver tweeted:
If every 1MB block were always full, it would take over 55 years to fill my new HD. Let’s raise the block size limit. pic.twitter.com/LfN7zHn0b8
— Roger Ver (@rogerkver) August 4, 2015
The block size debate has been underway for some time now and a lot of developers including Bitcoin Core Developers and the Bitcoin community are getting exasperated with the current impasse. In addition, many developers are now spending a lot of time and money seeking alternative solutions.
Expanding the Bitcoin block size to 20 MB as proposed by Gavin Andresen may “break Bitcoin” since it may be too big of a change for those running Bitcoin nodes around the world. However, it is also true that the current one megabyte block size limit is too small for Bitcoin going forward and will be a huge problem if the 1 MB block sizes are consistently full.
As mentioned by Ver, it will take 55 years to overfill a single