Can somebody please unlock the BIP wiki page? I don't know why it was locked but it's stale.

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:13 PM, Mike Hearn <> wrote:
Sorry, to clarify, these are test builds available here:

It's not on the Play store yet. It probably makes sense to release after some more testing and after Bitcoin 0.8 comes out, as otherwise there's a risk that 0.7 snapshot nodes will get overloaded.

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Mike Hearn <> wrote:
Andreas has uploaded Android builds that use the new bloom filtering and peer selection code (also, dependency analysis of transactions).

The performance gain is very cool. The app feels dramatically faster to start up and sync. Because the app syncs on charge when I opened it around lunchtime it had only 7 hours of data to sync (42 blocks) and it brought up 6 peer connections, found a 0.7.99 node and synced all in <2 seconds. That was on wifi.

The next lowest hanging perf fruit is almost certainly to optimize disk accesses. Flash on Android devices seems to be much slower than laptop flash storage, and current bitcoinj is very inefficient in how it writes (one write per block header!). This matters a lot when doing fast catchup for first time users.

The BIP is now a little bit stale, but only slightly.

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Matt Corallo <> wrote:
Actually, there is one more minor algorithmic change I would like to
make to the way the hash function is computed really quick before it
gets merged, I'll have that finished up by the end of today.


On Wed, 2013-01-16 at 11:43 +0100, Mike Hearn wrote:
> Matts latest code has been tested by Andreas and seems to work
> correctly. He had to extend the client a bit to refresh the filter
> every 25k blocks because even with the extra flag, eventually the
> filter degrades into uselessness, but it did still improve the
> situation quite a bit.
> Because it's unit tested, been reviewed by me several times, has an
> interoperable implementation that has also been tested by Andreas in a
> build of his smartphone app,  I'm going to ACK the current code and
> request that it be merged in to 0.8. What do you say Gavin?
> The next step after that would be profiling. It's a big performance
> improvement for SPV clients already, but not as much as I anticipated.
> I suspect there's a simple bottleneck or missed optimization
> somewhere. But that can obviously come post-0.8