• The Blocksize War

  • The Battle for Control Over Bitcoin’s Protocol Rules
  • By: Jonathan Bier
  • Narrated by: Guy Swann
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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This book covers bitcoin’s blocksize war, which was waged from August 2015 to November 2017. On the surface, the battle was about the amount of data allowed in each bitcoin block, however it exposed much deeper issues, such as who controls bitcoin’s protocol rules. It is not possible to cover every twist and turn in the labyrinthine conflict or all the arguments, but I have provided a chronology of the most significant events. This book explores some of the major characters in the conflict and includes coverage, from both the front lines and behind the scenes, during some of the most acute phases of the struggle. The account in this book includes discussions with the key players from both sides during the war, exploring their motivations, strategy and thought processes as the exhausting campaign progressed and developed.

©2021 Jonathan Bier (P)2021 Jonathan Bier

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super interesting! some of it was hard to follow.

I loved hearing the story of how things played out from 2015 - 2017 for Bitcoin. THIS book is an absolute necessity for anyone who wants to have an opinion on Bitcoin.

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  • 06-10-21

awesome recap of history.

An amazing recap of historyas someone that was in the space at the time it's great to have some gaps filled in and to hear a recount that can be shared for new people entering the space. it's also a great educational piece on bitcoin scaling.