Questions tagged [block-interval]

Questions concerned with the expected or actual time between the discovery of two blocks.

5 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
320 views

Probability of Orphaned Blocks

This is a question regarding the probability of orphaned blocks depending on the block interval. I am using Bitcoin vs Litecoin as an example. Assuming equal hash rate and number of transactions, ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

What is the benefit of having a fixed target block interval?

By design Bitcoin targets a block interval of 10 minutes. How does the blockchain benefit from maintaining a bounded block time?
2
votes
0answers
308 views

Calculating Hashrate / Threads correlating to Average Block Time

Wondering if anyone can provide some detailed fact based information on how pool mining using Fixed Difficulty affects the probability of N number of shares found over T time given the variables X ...
2
votes
0answers
93 views

Is it possible to reduce the block interval in the future?

Is it possible in future to reduce the confirmation time of the transactions? Can it somehow be reduced to less than 10 minutes? Can it be made faster?
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Fork rate range in terms of network security

I am really new to bitcoin and am trying to understand the basics. Fork rate/Orphan rate is a measure of network security. The higher the fork rate, the more compromised the system. Also fork rate ...