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51% Attacks, how do they work?

We always hear about 51% Attacks, but how are they performed? Here are some extremely simplified explanations… Using the 51% attack to get all the mining rewards: a) 51Pool finds a block and pockets it. b) OtherPool finds a block […]

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How does a Botnet affect the difficulty?

How does the blocktime work?It is important to understand, that the blocktime is not a fix value for the network. It is only a guideline and therefor optimal value. Catalyst has a blocktime (DIFFICULTY_TARGET) of 60 seconds. This means, that […]

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