The Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain is continuously proving that massive scaling is working, and not just with single large blocks, but with a continuous stream of many transactions. This was proven once again on November 11 and 12, as a test of the Satoshi Shotgun revealed the resiliency of BSV.
Brad Kristensen, Scaling Test Network (STN) operations manager, announced the Satoshi Shotgun test on the STN on November 12, achieving an average of 12 thousand transactions per second (TPS).
The test, which appears to still be running as of the time of publication, has helped create over 96 million transactions in a 24 hour period. Through the course of creating that many transactions on the BSV blockchain, a new record was set for the block with the most transactions created on the STN, a 3.9 million transaction block, which Twitter users celebrated:
That wasn’t the only large block, as a few hours later another 3.7 million transaction block was made.
As Kristensen noted at the time of the announcement, while this is a great proof that the STN, and by extension, BSV, has already scaled massively and can support massive numbers of transactions, much work needs to be done by business and developers to create adoption for BSV and recreate it with real transactions of value.
Whilst these numbers are amazing, there is much work, education and adoption needed to take place before we see these numbers in mainnet. That’s where it’s over to the builders and innovators to begin unlocking the boundless utility that is up for grabs on Bitcoin.
— Brad (@brad1121) November 12, 2019
This achievement comes less than a week after the STN was used to create a then record 2.7 million transaction block.