Shorter block times hurt decentralization
because they hurt smaller mining pools
because smaller mining pools depend on orphaning rate more
because orphaning rate depends on the number of competing blocks in unit time
since network connection quality becomes more important with higher orphaning rate
and of competing blocks, the larger miner with better ...
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One of the great challenges there is that the security vs time tradeoff for a given block interval depends on network parameters that are hard to observe and change over time. If you use too long an interblock interval, nothing bad happens-- security grows slightly slower. If you use a somewhat too short interval security is significantly damaged.
Soft forks are generally used to upgrade an existing protocol in a backward compatible way. If you were to create a new coin you would need to hard fork the Litecoin protocol. How you do that depends on your motivation. If you just want to create a new coin to make money I would strongly advise against it. There are thousands of altcoins that have no unique ...
Yes, if you find an exchange or person that will accept the trade. Various major exchanges offer the LTCBTC trading pair. Also, there are a few coin swap products out there. I'm not writing any names because I've never used them. Shouldn't be hard to do an Internet search for those services and apps.
If you are asking about an on-chain exchange, that has ...
Removal of internal miner
As CPU mining has been useless for a long time, the internal miner has been removed in this release, and replaced with a simpler implementation for the test framework.
The overall result of this is that setgenerate RPC call has been removed, as well as the -gen and -genproclimit command-line options.
For testing, the generate call ...