xuan.zhenya
2 months ago  Karma: 160
Ethereum: What would happen if the block time would be reduced to a few seconds?

What would happen if the block time would be reduced to a few seconds?

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xuan.zhenya
2 months ago  Karma: 160
Ethereum: What would happen if the block time would be reduced to a few seconds?

What would happen if the block time would be reduced to a few seconds?

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3 ANSWERS
qantumtbfmir
2 months ago Karma: 278

In the first phase, the difficulty will decrease and more miners will join. This will make the transactions cheaper and faster. However, since the difficulty will be lower and more miners will compete to solve the next block, there will be an increased number of uncle blocks which will lead to more forks.

In the first phase, the difficulty will decrease and more miners will join. This will make the transactions cheaper and faster. However, since the difficulty will be lower and more miners will compete to solve the next block, there will be an increased number of uncle blocks which will lead to more forks.

clam0
2 months ago Karma: 3832

It would require better network connections for the blockchain to scale without blocks getting sent in the wrong order.

It would require better network connections for the blockchain to scale without blocks getting sent in the wrong order.

ismael.bejarano
2 months ago Karma: -5

If you reduce the time between blocks, mined blocks might not have enough time to propagate to the whole nework before the next block is mined. This will increase uncle blocks and chain reorganizations will be more frequent.

This will cause to clients to spend more time trying to determine the main chain and transaction confirmation will need more blocks instead of just 12 as is common today.

Also more blocks means more disk space will be required by full nodes. This might require more optimization in the clients geth, parity, etc.

If you reduce the time between blocks, mined blocks might not have enough time to propagate to the whole nework before the next block is mined. This will increase uncle blocks and chain reorganizations will be more frequent.

This will cause to clients to spend more time trying to determine the main chain and transaction confirmation will need more blocks instead of just 12 as is common today.

Also more blocks means more disk space will be required by full nodes. This might require more optimization in the clients geth, parity, etc.

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