I'm new here. I have a question here. Some experts keep saying that this assumption isn't formally correct and I don't really understand why or why they might be wrong.
In the double spend attack; you have attacking network and honest network. Total Hash rate is split between those.
some experts keep saying that time is not a factor in determining how fast you can generate blocks. That's something I don't really get.
So, is it incorrect to say that the probability of success of the attacker increases with the time T it takes to generate z transactions since they have more time to secretly mine their alternate blockchain ?
update: @G. Maxwell. I am not sure what i am asking for exactly. So let me try this.
Perhaps I am asking whether the assumption that the time to mine blocks is memoryless ? And how this clashes, if it does, with the proposition that the probability of success an attacker increases with time T it takes to mine the z transactions since they have more time to secretly mine their alternate blockchain. I am not assuming any other external attacks other than mere hashpower.