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as the popularity of bitcoin keeps on increasing, wouldn't more transactions take place daily? Yes, scaling of Bitcoin is a recognised issue. For people who use Bitcoin as a currency, as its creators intended, the solution is mostly off-chain payment systems such as the Lightning network. For speculators and day traders who treat Bitcoin as nothing other ...


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You can get an overview of the recent blocks by visiting a "block explorer" such as e.g. blockstream.info or blockchair.com. These usually report the timestamps of blocks as seen in the screenshot below. Note that the timestamps in Bitcoin blocks are picked by the block's author and may diverge from the actual time the block was found. via ...


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Blocks have timestamps, but they are not very accurate. The protocol rules only (roughly) require them to not be more than 1 hour in the past and not more than 2 hours in the future. At least historically, miners have used this flexibility, effectively turning part of the timestamp as an additional nonce field. I don't know if this is still common practice. ...


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