The Long History of the Fight over Scaling Bitcoin

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the-long-historyThe fight surrounding how to scale Bitcoin did not start in 2015. Nor did it start in 2013, nor in 2011. It is as old as Bitcoin itself and has been there before Satoshi released the first version of the cryptocurrency. And the arguments have not changed much since then.

Sometimes debates progress, sometimes not. In the case of scaling Bitcoin, we find a debate rotating on the same axes for years.

2008 James Donald

While most people know that the heated fight about Bitcoin’s block size limit did not come from nowhere, few people are aware that the debate goes back to November 2008, when Satoshi announced his project for the first time in the cryptography mailing list.

In fact, the first answer Satoshi got for it, the first idea, that was expressed about Bitcoin, the first


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