This podcast is a compilation of previous podcast discussions about the Waiting for confirmation series on mempool and relay policy. Series coauthors Gloria Zhao and Mark “Murch” Erhardt describe the concepts in the series, discuss with special guests, and take questions from the audience.

The Bitcoin Optech Podcast and transcription content is licensed Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0


No significant news this week was found on the Bitcoin-Dev or Lightning-Dev mailing lists.

Why do we have a mempool? (0:50)

Incentives (13:10)

Bidding for block space (31:19)

Feerate estimation (43:27)

Policy for Protection of Node Resources (59:04)

Policy Consistency (1:09:47)

Network Resources (1:21:40)

Policy as an Interface (1:48:37)

Policy proposals (2:07:00)

Get Involved (2:29:15)