Questions tagged [miners-penalty]

penalty applied to miners for producing blocks larger than the median block size of the last 720 blocks but below the 2x the median

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How does the dynamic fee calculation work?

A pull request on github for dynamic fee calculation was just submitted. How does this new dynamic fee calculation work?
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Block reward penalties and dynamic block size

Block reward penalties begin if a block gets beyond 60kb in size. What is the reason why this limit is not dynamically re-calculated to follow a ratio of the blocksize limit instead of a constant?
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Why is there a penalty on large block sizes?

What problem is the block size penalty trying to solve? If it is just an anti-spam system, aren't there more efficient solutions? Let's say there are 100 transactions waiting to be included in the ...