Bitcoin mining pool Luxor Recently, he tweeted that he “used magical energy” to mine a jpeg file onto the blockchain.
This will block 774628 This is significantly larger than the standard block size of about 1 MB, which is 3.96 MB.
The jpeg in question depicts a bald, bearded “wizard” in sunglasses with the caption “taprootwizards.com, magical internet jpeg, join us”.
“Last night, Luxor harnessed its magical energy to free an ancient wizard from his cosmic cage. He was imprisoned for many ages.
A keen observer of the time chain may have noticed the 4MB anomaly.
I wonder if there are others…”
Fragmentation of the Bitcoin community
in follow up TweetLuxor continues the theatrical theme, taproot wizards “Freed from bondage, freed from his bondage!“While pointing out that he exists now”In the Heart, Mind, and Hard Drive Space of a Bitcoin Node Operator”
The tweet concludes by mentioning denial of censorship and silence, implying that this is an exercise in freedom of expression.
“He refuses to be censored, he refuses to be silent”
The Bitcoin community had mixed reactions.and Reddit postpurists argued that the Bitcoin blockchain should be reserved only for “real money transactions.”
Another said it opened up the possibility of “vile and disgusting” jpegs being permanently added to the chain.
“Yeah… this is pretty dangerous.
One of the Redditors claiming to be the node operator said that if there was a code commit to “do not accept or relay these transactions”, they would opt for it. In response, the poster was challenged as endorsing the censorship code.
Similarly, the claim that the Bitcoin network is not a data storage chain was refuted by comments about who decides the use of Bitcoin.
“Who are you to decide what someone uses Bitcoin for?”
developer Jimmy Song He came in saying:
“Luxor will be punished by the market. just watch. “
block size controversy
Block size limits the number of transactions recorded in a block. Satoshi Nakamoto incorporated his 1 MB block size limit. 3 to 7 transactions per second, depending on the size of the transaction.
There is a longstanding debate as to whether this hinders the chain by putting the brakes on scalability. Nakamoto has not specified why the 1 MB limit was set, but some speculate that it is an anti-spam measure designed to prevent network overload.