The Bitcoin mining difficulty currently adjusts roughly every 2 weeks, while on other chains mining difficulty adjusts much more often. Why? Why does Bitcoin stick with slow adjustments?
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Bitcoin Q&A: Proof-of-work changes – https://youtu.be/AcaktuPdQrc
Bitcoin Q&A: BCHABC vs. BCHSV hard forks – https://youtu.be/q93sK1CxKNM
Bitcoin Q&A: Nonces, mining, and quantum computing – https://youtu.be/d4xXJh677J0
Bitcoin Q&A: What’s the Biggest Threat to Bitcoin in 2020? – https://youtu.be/JNVqXE2bSfE
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