Network difficulty - real tb or network adjustment?



  • One fast question?

    Is network difficulty a real physical Tb's in hard drives all over the world?

    Or it's just a number that is controlled by the network in order to forge blocks every 4 minutes??

    We know that when Net Diff is going up, the Base target is going down. Also when we have fast blocks with DL< 4 min, the Net diff for the next block is always higher number than the previous.

    So Real TB or number controled by Network? If is network controlled, that could explain large jumps with over 50-60 PB between 2 blocks for just 10 sek.



  • @preslav1980 said in Network difficulty - real tb or network adjustment?:

    network difficulty a real physical Tb's in hard drives

    The diff is re-adjusted on every single block, to keep the 4 minute target time.
    It reflects the average physical network size if you average this number over several days (or your preferred timeframe and statistical method).

    The blockchain has no way of sensing/recording the exact actual plotsize that was scanned for minting this block.