A Scalability Roadmap

by Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist, on October 6, 2014

My rough proposal for optimizing new block announcements resulted in lots of discussion about lots of scaling-up issues. There was some misunderstanding that optimizing new block messages would be a silver bullet that would solve all of the challenges Bitcoin will face as usage grows; this blog post is meant to sketch out one possible path for the behind-the-scenes technical work that is being done (or will need to get done) over the next few years to scale up Bitcoin.

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Gavin Andresen explains Bitcoin to Council on Foreign Relations in Feb. 2014

Streamed live on Feb 6, 2014 by Council on Foreign Relations via YouTube

Despite being criticized by many economists as being inherently deflationary and eyed with suspicion by government financial regulators, Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity. Gavin Andresen from the Bitcoin Foundation and Douglas Rediker of the Petersen Institute of International Economics discuss what Bitcoin is and where it is headed in the future. Andresen argues that Bitcoin allows for greater financial transparency.

The Bitcoin Phenomenon

This Bitcoin documentary looks at the history, the ideologies, and the conflict between the politics of the early-adopters and the VCs/entrepreneurs pushing to take Bitcoin mainstream.

SQ1.tv interviewed many of the leaders in the Bitcoin movement including Gavin Andresen, the former lead developer; Jeremy Liew, a venture capitalist; Erik Voorhees, one of the notable libertarians in the movement; Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase; Peter Vessenes, head of the Bitcoin Foundation.

Published on Apr 12, 2014 by SQ1.tv via YouTube