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June 28, 2011, 01:21:58 AM
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Apparantly pushpool requires a minimum difficulty of 256 to work 100% properly, so I attempted to increase the difficulty (from ~45) to 256 or higher so that I could fully test pushpool on testnet before making any errors on the real blockchain.

I should have known this would not be possible since the bitcoin protocol has some sort of difficulty increase limiting factor built into it by default, does it not?

I am curious... did testnet just hit (or almost hit) that difficulty increase limit? It's surprisingly close to a 4x increase right now (sitting at ~175 difficulty).

If anybody wants to join me in upping the testnet difficulty over the next few days, feel free!
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June 28, 2011, 06:15:26 PM
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You might maybe be able to test it on namecoin if it's urgent...

Namecoin had a 4x increase already by the way with even more hashing power online than that, so yes, this part really works.

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