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Bitcoin hash rates/difficulty

Difficulty is defined relatively: it is how much more difficult it is to mine a block compared to a fixed "maximum target", which corresponds to roughly 232 hashes. In more detail, a Bitcoin ...
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What's the logic behind the way block proofs (in GetBlockProof) is calculated?

Any block, no matter how low its block hash is, contributes the same amount of work. This work depends on the current difficulty, as an average expected amount of work that should be performed to find ...
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