GigaBlock Testnet

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 of 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 and Vicki Lemieux

Funders / Partners

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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