[Bitcoin-development] Addressing rapid changes in mining power

Jorge Timón timon.elviejo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 11:25:43 UTC 2011

2011/11/23, Andy Parkins <andyparkins at gmail.com>:
> Let's abandon the idea of a target difficulty.  Instead, every node just
 > generates the most difficulty block it can.  Simultaneously, every node is
 > listening for "the most difficult block generated before time T"; with T
 > being
 > picked to be the block generation rate (10 minutes).

A miner could try to obtain more difficulty out of time and cheat its
reported datetime (T).

Jorge Timón

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