Bitcoin Core developer Luke Dash Jr. insists on the use of a “spam filter” for BRC-20 and Ordinals standard tokens due to their negative impact on the network of the first cryptocurrency. He wrote about this in note for colleagues and miners.
“The measures should have been taken months ago. Spam filtering has been the standard for Bitcoin Core since day one,” the programmer said.
According to him, such an approach would help “weed out” transactions related to the Ordinals and BRC-20, which Dash called “garbage”. He noted that changes can be made in two ways: through a BIP or a network client upgrade.
The developer believes that the filter can be implemented immediately as a “bug fix” and does not have to wait for a major update or soft fork.
On May 1, amid a surge in Ordinals-related activity, the daily number of transactions on the Bitcoin network reached an all-time high of 685,711.
Binance suspended the withdrawal of the first cryptocurrency twice due to network congestion. Part of the community suggested that the situation could arise due to the growing popularity of bitcoin-NFT.
Some users criticized Dash’s suggestion. MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor noted that Ordinals act as a “catalyst for mass adoption of bitcoin.”
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— Michael Saylor⚡️ (@saylor) May 9, 2023
Ethereum supporter Ryan Berkmans said that the developers want to “kill” technologies based on the first cryptocurrency.
bitcoin-core devs want to kill ordinals & BRC-20s
Miners likely want to double down on ordinals & BRC-20s to increase fees and the value of private mempools
Ordinals & BRC-20 holders want the right to exist and pursue growth
civil war https://t.co/QeoAHJpPN4
— Ryan Berckmans ryanb.eth🦇🔊 (@ryanberckmans) May 9, 2023
“Miners probably want to increase their profits by increasing fees and the value of private mempools. The owners of Ordinals and BRC-20 stand for the right to exist. Civil War,” he wrote.
Recall that in January, unknown people stole more than 200 BTC from Luke Dash Jr. According to the developer, he “has no idea” how attackers got access to his key.
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