I would like to create a blockchain network which will stay at the same level of complexity, meaning it won't take longer or need stronger hardware to mine. Is such a thing possible?

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    If complexity does not increase, then miners will be able to mine faster and faster as new hardware becomes available. I'm sure it is possible, but it may not be desirable. – abelenky Jun 15 '17 at 13:35
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    You might for instance consider what Bitcoin would be like if the network were creating 1 billion new valid blocks per second. That's what it would be if the difficulty had never gone up. – Nate Eldredge Jun 15 '17 at 13:56
  • The plan is to raise the level of difficulty as hardware progresses, my point was that I don't want the size of the blockchain to affect the speed of mining. – Eliahu Horwitz Jun 15 '17 at 15:31
  • @EliahuHorwitz: The size of the blockchain does not affect the speed of mining. – Murch Jun 15 '17 at 15:32
  • Then why does Bitcoin become much harder to mine? Is that by design? – Eliahu Horwitz Jun 15 '17 at 15:33

It is possible, but very stupid to do. If you keep the difficulty the same, hardware will get better and better over time (or just more of it is used to mine your altcoin) and this will cause blocks to be produced faster and faster and faster. This makes attacks much easier to take place too.

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    The network would quickly melt down and become unusable as blocks were created faster than they could be propagated across the network. – David Schwartz Dec 20 '17 at 1:56

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