Robinhood CEO Steps on the Same Old Rake with Idea to Increase Dogecoin Block Size

Vlad Tenev. 
Source: a video screenshot, Bloomberg Markets and Finance / YouTube

Vlad Tenev, co-founder and CEO of the popular trading app Robinhood, shared a new old solution for increasing dogecoin (DOGE)‘s throughput – and the community doesn’t seem impressed.

In a Twitter thread, Tenev said that he’s been “thinking about what would [it] take” for DOGE to “truly be the future currency of the Internet and the people.”

He goes on to claim that the first condition – “vanishingly small” fees – has already been fulfilled. And then he came to the block part of his discussion. Block time of one minute, he argues, is “a bit on the longer side” for payments, with ten seconds or less being more appropriate. 

With that block time and 1MB block size, its throughput is about 40 transactions per second (tps), he said, while Visa’s network can theoretically handle 65,000 tps – and Dogecoin needs to surpass Visa, by increasing throughput by at least 10,000x.

Tenev, however, says that there is a simple solution, without employing Layer 2 (L2) solutions (those built on top of Dogecoin as Layer 1), writing:

“Fortunately, this is easy to solve simply by increasing the block size limit. […] Dogecoin core devs, I would focus on one thing: coming up with a good process for increasing the block size limit over time