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Questions tagged [scalability]

characteristic of a system, model or function that describes its capability to cope and perform under an increased or expanding workload

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Can known spent outputs be pruned?

In Monero's early history, many transactions did not include any decoys. It was extremely clear that these outputs were spent. Could Monero prune these known spent outputs? Here is an example ...
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How do the privacy mechanisms of Monero (ringsig, ringct & stealth addresses) affect the implementation of a second layer, like the lightning network?

I can make sense of how the Lightning Network is implemented in Bitcoin, and why SegWit was a big deal for it. Fluffypony talked about implementing LN in Monero, so I am wondering how the privacy ...
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Would sharding Monero work with tahoe-LAFS as storage?

Would sharding Monero work with tahoe-LAFS with dynamically sizing container on local storage, specifically when integration with I2P using Kovri is finalized, to bring I2P tahoe-LAFS distributed ...
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What does Monero's scaling roadmap look like

I know Monero is dynamically scalable, but everyone knows that simply increasing blocksize does not make a blockchain scale. Nodes will still need to download the entire blockchain to function. The ...
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Is it possible to reset the blockchain with a new genesis block for efficiency?

I am researching state prunning, and I saw here that AEON state prunning does helps a bit, with some issues though because of historical reasons (details in the link). Would it be possible to reset ...
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How could Monero profit from TumbleMoneroWimble?

Core developer fluffypony on Twitter recently published a link to his whitepaper on TumbleMoneroWimble, "One-time Ring Signature Scalable Off-Chain Untraceable Instant and MimbleWimble". Since the ...
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How would sharding work in Monero to help with scaling?

I heard some monero developers talk about sharding to help manage the size of the blockchain. Sharding is where every node only hold a small pieces of the blockchain to help deal with blockchain size ...
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How far will Monero scale up (gradually or instantaneous)?

Say the economy of Iceland decides to use Monero as their official currency overnight. It would fail, right? I am pretty sure that the network could not handle a million daily transactions (how many ...
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How fast is the blockchain growing?

how fast is the the blockchain growing in MB/day or GB/month etc and what is the current blockchain size?
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Can Monero in its current state handle the amount of daily transactions bitcoin does, and if so how long would a confirmation take?

We can all see the Bitcoin network is struggling with very long waiting times for confirmations and this is of course due to the massive amount of transactions it has to deal with (greater than all ...
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Boolberry's Transaction identification by prefix

Boolberry has a feature named transaction identification by prefix, which allows to "cut ring signatures from the blockchain reducing block chain size by 60-90%, depending on mixin usage." Is this ...
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What advantages does Monero offer that are not provided by other cryptocurrencies?

What are the advantages provided by using Monero compared with other popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin? Specifically, what unique features does Monero have relating to privacy, PoW security ...
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Can a new platform / cryptocurrency be built on top of Monero?

Can we build a new platform / cryptocurrency on top of Monero like Counterparty / Factom is built on top of Bitcoin?
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How scalable and decentralized can a block chain currency be? [closed]

The Monero Website mentions these features (besides others): Scalability Decentralization Yet still any full participant needs to see all transactions which are included in the central block chain (...
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What will Enable monero to scale where Bitcoin failed?

Bitcoin is failing below its own success and the inability of the core team to make it scales. What are the main resources explaining what differentiate Monero from bit coin regarding scalability ...
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What will make Monero scale up and get Mass adoption? [closed]

Right now as we all know Monero just got added to dnm which was precursor to Bitcoin price being pushed up, Monero has been tested for about 3 years and be proven flawless in privacy/anonymity and did ...
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dynamic block size drawbacks

What are potential long term drawbacks of dynamic block size ? I mean bitcoin for some reason doesn't want to increase and\or make it dynamic. If scaling could be solved with just implementing dynamic ...
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What does 'dynamically scalable' mean?

I heard this term being used in a monero promo video I saw on Reddit but don't know what it means. Something to do with the size of the blocks maybe?
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Blockchain syncing and transactions verification

Recently I updated to version 0.10, but that wasn't an easy process. It took too long to go over my old blockchain and make it compatible with the new client, so I aborted that (iirc there was no ...
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Is the Bytecoin proposed scheme to scan numerous addresses faster interesting for Monero?

What was the technical scheme proposed by Bytecoin to scan a set of addresses faster, for instance for merchants? Was it discussed for Monero?
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What kind of pruning techniques does AEON use?

AEON has a pruning branch. What kind of pruning is it? Is it just like Bitcoin pruning, or is there more to it?
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How much larger would a mixin=4 Monero transaction be compared to a Bitcoin transaction?

I've heard estimates ranging from 5-10 times bigger, but is it possible to come up with a more precise answer? By how much will this figure change after RingCT is implemented? What other factors might ...
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What are the primary differences between Monero and Bitcoin?

Addressing each of the following factors, what are the major differences between Monero and Bitcoin? Privacy (including any limitations privacy may have on auditability) Scaling (including blockchain ...
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Is there any block size limitation?

In Bitcoins the blocks have a size limit of 1MB. Is there any hardcoded limit for Monero? If not, how does it affect the cryptocurrency in terms of scalability?
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What does CONOP mean and how does it relate to block sizes and scaling?

What has Monero done to address CONOP factors? How does the current Monero implementation compare to other existing cryptocurrency alternatives with regard to blocksize caps? Is the any research ...
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Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability?

Can the Monero block chain be pruned to increase scalability? If so, exactly what data can and cannot be pruned?