Max Block Size
As of this publication, Cardano has around 30 network parameters.
Parameters are the mechanisms that control HOW the Cardano Blockchain works.
Today we are talking about the max_block_size parameter.
Blockchain systems work by taking many different pieces of data, putting them into a digital box or “block,” applying some labels and metadata to that block, and ultimately replicating that assembled block across many, many computers. On Cardano, a new block is replicated across over 3000 computers worldwide every 20 seconds as of this publication!
For various reasons, almost all blockchains will directly limit how big a single block can be. On some blockchains, the block size limit is indirect. Ethereum is one such chain. Rather than limiting the size of…