[BUG]: spammers get Bitcoin blockspace at discounted price. Let's fix it

[BUG]: spammers get Bitcoin blockspace at discounted price. Let's fix it

Original Postby GregTonoski

Posted on: January 8, 2024 20:30 UTC

The discourse raises questions regarding the treatment of "simple transactions" within a network, where these transactions are defined as those involving N-inputs and 2-outputs, all signed with a single signature.

There's a debate on whether such transactions should be given priority or treated equally compared to others. The core of the discussion hinges on the notion that simple transactions currently face a disadvantage due to price discrimination, implying they are considered less favorable in terms of network resource usage.

An argument is presented against the preferential treatment of any specific use cases, implying that the current system may not be equitable. Furthermore, the dialogue touches upon the idea that if simple transactions are indeed an inefficient use of network resources, they should perhaps be deprioritized or "thrown under the bus." The tone of the conversation suggests a degree of frustration or disbelief, questioning the possibility of trolling, which indicates a contentious or possibly sarcastic undertone in discussing the prioritization and fair treatment of these transactions.

This reflects a broader conversation about the principles guiding the allocation of network resources and fairness in transaction processing, suggesting a need for a review of current policies to ensure that no particular type of transaction is unjustly disadvantaged.