Bitcoin Cash gets ‘pre-consensus’ proposal; will it benefit the blockchain?
The Bitcoin Cash community is debating over a recent proposal by Amaury Séchet, Bitcoin ABC’s lead developer. The protocol is known as Pre-Consensus. It can be defined as a series of technologies that make it possible to establish standards to determine the characteristics of the next block, before it is uploaded to the blockchain, EthereumWorldNews reported.
How will it benefit Bitcoin Cash?
Séchet believes that Pre-Consensus would bring several benefits to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. In a paper that he posted on the website Yours.org, he mentioned that he had this idea for a pretty long time, in fact, even before Bitcoin Cash became a thing.
Séchet explains Pre-Consensus by stating, “This refers to a set of technologies allowing network participants to agree as much as possible on what the next block is going to look like.”
The community had mixed reactions, with some being pretty excited about the Séchet’s proposal, while some think it is a bad idea. People who are positive believe its implementation would help increase the adoption and functionality of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and would also promote scalability solutions.
Séchet believes, “If done well, this provides significantly stronger 0-conf guarantee that we currently have, while also allowing to reach greater scale by moving work out of the critical path (if a node knows what the next block is going to look like, a lot of the validation work can be done ahead of time).”
Reportedly, the document has not been fully developed yet and a lot of work needs to be done on it. However, he mentioned that its fundamental structure is well-conceived. He said he couldn’t focus on it earlier on account of several other tasks. But now, it would be his priority.
“While pre-consensus is on the roadmap since day 1, it has made close to zero progress. I cannot tell why other have not worked on it, but I know why I did not.
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