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Difficulty

By CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
In the context of Bitcoin's proof-of-work system, the difficulty is a relative measure on how difficult it is to correctly guess a new block though the mathematical equation performed. In Bitcoin, the difficulty is adjusted periodically based on the amount of hashing power (computing power) on the network.

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