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January 05, 2018, 03:59:32 AM
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Hi, I'm new to cryptos so my question may be stupid.

To face the scaling problem, why don't we decrease overall difficulty to generate blocks more often?

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January 05, 2018, 04:23:02 AM
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To face the scaling problem, why don't we decrease overall difficulty to generate blocks more often?
Theoretically, the new block of Bitcoin should be added every 10 minutes. If the miners will add blocks more often, the current difficulty will be re-calculated and, of course, be increased.
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January 05, 2018, 04:37:37 AM
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To face the scaling problem, why don't we decrease overall difficulty to generate blocks more often?
Theoretically, the new block of Bitcoin should be added every 10 minutes. If the miners will add blocks more often, the current difficulty will be re-calculated and, of course, be increased.
In this state yes but with an update to the bitcoin core?

In other terms, why we don't reduce the block generation time to reduce the scaling problem?
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January 05, 2018, 04:51:55 AM
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There's no correlation between bitcoin mining difficulty and scaling problem/solution.

To face the scaling problem, why don't we decrease overall difficulty to generate blocks more often?
Theoretically, the new block of Bitcoin should be added every 10 minutes. If the miners will add blocks more often, the current difficulty will be re-calculated and, of course, be increased.
In this state yes but with an update to the bitcoin core?

In other terms, why we don't reduce the block generation time to reduce the scaling problem?

Reducing block generation time will leads to another problem such as block orphan and require better bandwitch/processing power.

If you curious, we already have other solutions such as SegWit (already used, but low adaption rate), LN & Schnorr signature.

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January 05, 2018, 05:19:52 AM
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To face the scaling problem, why don't we decrease overall difficulty to generate blocks more often?
Theoretically, the new block of Bitcoin should be added every 10 minutes. If the miners will add blocks more often, the current difficulty will be re-calculated and, of course, be increased.
In this state yes but with an update to the bitcoin core?

In other terms, why we don't reduce the block generation time to reduce the scaling problem?
It would require a hard fork which means that every single Bitcoin Core version before the fork cannot be used anymore and its obviously a problem.

If you're going to increase the block interval, you will be having the same effect as Bitcoin Cash, which increases the block size. This doesn't solve the problem with the storage and bandwidth issue but it would just introduce another problem with the hard fork.

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