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Bitcoin scalability has been discussed for a long time.”

“How scalable is the bitcoin blockchain?”

Scalability, in bitcoin terms, relates to transactions per second.”

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  1. A Bitcoin full node could be modified to scale to much higher transaction rates than are seen today, assuming that said node is running on a high end servers rather than a desktop. Bitcoin was designed to support lightweight clients that only process small parts of the blockchain. Source
  2. Blockchain scalability issues are explained in the BitcoinWiki article, including the possible proposals and solutions of the bitcoin scalability problems. Current blockchain size is always increasing, so scalable network is very essential. Source
  3. Scalability is the property of a system to handle a growing amount of work by adding resources to the system. In an economic context, a scalable business model implies that a company can increase sales given increased resources. For example, a package delivery system is scalable because more packages can be delivered by adding more delivery vehicles. However, if all packages had to first pass through a single warehouse for sorting, the system would not be scalable, because one warehouse can handle only a limited number of packages. In computing, scalability is a characteristic of computers, networks, algorithms, networking protocols, programs and applications. An example is a search engine, which must support increasing numbers of users, and the number of topics it indexes. Webscale is a computer architectural approach that brings the capabilities of large-scale cloud computing companies into enterprise data centers. Source

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