While the big block vs small block debate seems to be over, it is still relevant in the crypto space with some users still delving into the limits of big blocks. Mtrycz, the author who leverages the Read.cash blogging platform, claims to have mined 1 gigabyte (GB) of blocks using a Raspberry Pi4 on the Bitcoin Cash scalenet, indicating that it is indeed possible to deal with these block sizes, Although only in an experimental way for now.
1GB block mined with Raspberry Pi4
Mtrycz, a writer who regularly posts experiments on the BCH-based blog platform read.cash, has achieved a mining success digging A massive 1GB block with the computing power of a Raspberry Pi4. Mtrycz claimed to do this by using a new “light” Template Created last year by BCHN, the current flagship Bitcoin Cash (BCH) full node implementation.
However this was not an easy task. While the block was mined, it took some time to complete. According to their report, the entire test took more than two hours to complete, with the machine mining a block with over 5.2 million transactions in about 50 minutes. This was not his first experiment in this area, as he had experimented with mining 256MB blocks before with positive results.
These experiments show that, experimentally, it is possible to handle large blocks with current technology and today’s hardware, and the possibilities will only increase with subsequent advances in Internet speed and computing power. In this regard, Matries said:
Improvements in technology will expand the boundaries of both what is possible and what is safe. It’s great to be part of a community pushing this frontier to make bitcoin cash accessible to the whole world.
Big Block vs Small Block Debate Resurface
If technology continues to improve at the same pace, all evidence suggests that end-users will have the opportunity to run their own nodes and verify their transactions with retail hardware, fueled by innovations on the software front. helped.
It would also mean that scaling could actually be done in a sustainable way by increasing the block size in conjunction with technological advances, something that smaller blockers thought (and still think) was not possible, and maintain smaller ones. Scale down using the second layers to keep the chosen block size.
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