Whether adding a new fee to help maintain the Ethereum in the long term? The debate around the introduction of the extra cost that users should pay for the support wide area networks is now underway in many blockchains. Recently this topic was recently raised and the Creator of Ethereum, the second largest in the world the blockchain, acne Buterin.
Buterin described his concept of the blog. It reveals details of the so-called “rent” that users will pay for network usage. The amount of rent will depend on how long user data will be stored in the blockchain.
This idea is especially important now, when the developers Еthereum strive to cope with the increased load on the platform, which led to a marked increase in the number of appended data stored in all network nodes. In the end, due to the fact that too many people use the free resource, the network incurs significant costs.
Growth in the use of driven apps, and ICO, made well-known developers, including researchers Еthereum Vlad Zamfir (Vlad Zamfir) Phil and Diane (Phil Daian), to call to start to solve this problem as soon as possible.
“No one likes to talk about the lease, but this conversation is overdue. […] The current system in its current form is unsustainable,” wrote the developer Еthereum and fellow Thiel Raul Johnson (Raul Johnson) in his Twitter.
Support Baterina should accelerate the solution of this problem. His idea is to calculate the tariffs based on long-term limit on the part of a special Ethereum data to be stored to the operators of nodes.
Acne also suggested that the amount of data stored in the RAM of the host computer (at the moment about 5 GB), never exceeded 500 GB. To ensure this, users will have to pay a fee depending on how long their data is stored. The rent will increase in proportion to the increase in the volume of stored data.
It is noteworthy that Buterin tries to include in his proposal and change the scaling that the developers Еthereum long wanted to add to the platform.
Another key problem discussed in the concept, lies in the fact that most of the existing proposals for the lease will require the users to decide in advance how long they want to store their data. And this can lead to errors.
Buterin offers its tenants not to play guessing and use their data even after the expiry of their validity period thanks to the Merkle proof.
However, Raul Johnson is worried that the sudden addition of extra fees upset the developers who have already launched applications on Еthereum. In his opinion, changes should be introduced gradually to give developers the opportunity to adapt to the new rules.
Similar questions arise around the main cryptocurrency. A perennial debate in the bitcoin community are focused on commissions and related compromises. If fees increase, it will store less data, and it will simplify the work of full nodes. But on the other hand, it will make the cryptocurrency more expensive to use.
However, the researcher of smart contracts in IC3 Phil Diane believes that the introduction of rent for the use of the blockchain is a logical and justified step:
“At the moment, no cryptocurrency has not yet developed an effective pricing model for the use of these resources, and the introduction of the rent for the storage of data in Ethereum is a step in the right direction in accordance with that purpose”.