I am currently studying Block Chain technology and at this moment studying the contents of blocks.
To my understanding; A block has to be mined every 10 Minutes.
If the Bit Target sees that Blocks are struggling to be mined every 10 minutes will it then decrease/increase the Bit Target?
If the Bit Target sees that Blocks are easily being mined in less than 10 minutes will it then decrease/increase the Bit Target
I know that the nonce is random I believe it starts at 0 and then is appended to the previous merkle root and then hashed and if its below the bit target then success and if its above then it increases the nonce +1 and repeats the process (Basically trial and error)
However the reason I found struggle is because I dont know if decreasing/increasing is making it more difficult/easier since I don't know the number ones its been hashed.
If somebody could answer my two questions and confirm the things I am saying are true/false really would appreciate it.