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What does CONOP mean and how does it relate to block sizes and scaling?

[C]ost [O]f [N]ode [OP]eration is (theoretically) a way to measure to the cost of running a full node. If we peg a blockchain with a 1 MB blocksize as having a CONOP of 1, then doubling the ...
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Median block size calculation

If you have a recent enough daemon, you can run the bc_dyn_stats 100 command, which will include the median block size over the last 100 blocks, among other things. If you have a recent, but not so ...
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What does CONOP mean and how does it relate to block sizes and scaling?

Riccardo Spagni was discussing CONOP (Cost of Node-Option) at the "OnChain Scaling Conferences" in a presentation called Dynamic Block Size Caps (YouTube):
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How large is the Monero's sync file?

It's at 14.3GB (16-Jul 2017) If you're already partially synced, you can first generate the .raw file from the data you already have: monero-blockchain-export and then continue downloading only ...
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Reward penalty: how to control the block size?

But I fail to see how a miner, who just "packs" transactions in a block, can control the size of the blocks he or she mines. Exactly like that. You pack until you get to the target size. Then, you ...
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dynamic block size drawbacks

There is always the possibility that it will become too expensive for people to store and use the blockchain if its size grows too large. However, with the rate at which storage technology is ...
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dynamic block size drawbacks

We could scale to having very large blocks which could lead to it being prohibitively expensive to run a node. We might be left with a situation of concentration of nodes/ mining.
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