Question about hash difficulty

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    glemiere

    Hey!

    I just have a simple question : What’s the point of increasing the hash difficulty with the amount of hashes found ? Does it help securing the blockchain or something ?

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    James

    It stops too many hashes coming through at once. As soon as one hash is found there is no benefit to earnings for finding more and no benefit to the blockchain for finding minimum difficulty hashes so the difficulty goes up and is then reset again when the next block comes in after 30 seconds.

    It’s a way of balancing network load while still giving the same opportunity to a person with an old laptop as a person with a high powered ASIC device.

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