This research project, in partnership with Bitcoin Unlimited, sets up a global network of Bitcoin mining nodes configured to accept blocks of up to one thousand times larger than the current block size (1GB). To those nodes we connect transaction generators, each capable of generating and broadcasting up to 200 transactions per second. We perform a series of “ramps”, where the transaction generators are programmed to increase their generation rate following an exponential curve starting at 1 tx/second and concluding at 1000 tx/sec to identify bottlenecks and measure performance statistics.
Project Team: Sasha Fedorova, Chen Feng, Vicki Lemieux
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