Tech 29 August 2018

Erik Gibbs

Bitcoin BCH to increase limits on OP_Codes

The developers behind the upcoming Bitcoin SV node are planning on introducing another feature that Satoshi first mentioned in his original cryptocurrency white paper. Bitcoin BCH will raise the number of OP_Codes allowable per script above the current 201 limit, or have the cap removed completely.

An OP_Code, or operation code, is a bit of computer language that allows for a specific function to be performed. With the planned change, Bitcoin BCH will continue to move forward as the only digital currency that is being developed as was originally intended. Satoshi pointed out in his white paper that no artificial limits, but somewhere along the way, a few individuals had decided that they knew better and stripped out a lot of the variables initially called for in the cryptocurrency protocol. In the end, crypto has never been able to evolve and mature the way it was originally intended, a mistake Bitcoin BCH looks to correct.

As detailed on yours.org, the change will also have a positive impact on several other limitations, notably those of a 10,000 byte per script limit and a cap of one megabyte per transaction. Ultimately, these changes, while not visible to the consumer, will help create a more versatile and complete cryptocurrency network.

Bitcoin SV is about to launch its Gigablock Testnet in order to test the new node and all of the implementations being developed. Stress tests of the SV client will be conducted and there will also be simulated attacks to ensure the integrity of the platform. All of the activity will be conducted in the controlled environment of the testnet before Bitcoin SV is rolled out to the community.

In order to grow the Bitcoin BCH capacity, it is going to be necessary to test the load limitations of the network and its storage and computational infrastructures. Additional sigop load is an inherent result of a larger volume of transactions and increasing the network’s level of efficiency in a controlled manner will help ensure that Bitcoin BCH is ready to be used as a fully functioning retail cryptocurrency.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (segwit) Chain are Referred to as BTC coins. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is today the only Bitcoin implementation that follows Satoshi Nakamoto’s original whitepaper for Peer to Peer Electronic Cash. Bitcoin BCH is the only major public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin as fast, frictionless, electronic cash.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin project that follows the original Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, and that follows the original Satoshi protocol and design. BSV is the only public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin and will massively scale to become the world’s new money and enterprise blockchain.

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