Old daemon and wallet version 0.18.3
Large increase in Hash rate variability / p2pool hash
Just noticed, that the block chain hash rate also fluctuates a lot.
BC difficulty at 2015-12-12 07:09:32 or block 999936 was 1.668
BC difficulty at 2015-12-12 07:55:56 or block 999994 is 5.125
So we definitively have some switching pools here. :disappointed:
Also the number of transactions is increasing, what is a good sign.
Our problem might be success … i.e. FTC has become a “most profitable” coin …
We have something like this since a long time already:
from feathercoin main.cpp:
// Check timestamp if (block.GetBlockTime() > GetAdjustedTime() + 2 * 60 * 60) return state.Invalid(error("CheckBlockHeader() : block timestamp too far in the future"), REJECT_INVALID, "time-too-new");
So this can’t be the reason for the current hash rate variations.
What we could change is the allowed time window, which is currently 2 times the block rate or 2 minutes, but we need to give some room for clock drifts and can’t go below 1 minute anyway.
Nevertheless 2 minutes is a quite large window, as I assume that all mining systems use NTP and the clock drift should be counted in milliseconds rather than seconds.
On the other hand due to network delay the propagation of a new block should be delayed only and the only danger we would have is, that the time stamp could move to the past, what is normal.
I agree with you, this was disused before and I was for tightening this. I see no reason to be > 1 times. If it did fail it would fail safer and more secure.
if (block.GetBlockTime() > GetAdjustedTime() + 60 * 60)
It may be worth a couple of patches, there is also a review and sharpening the parameters of eHCR (reduce short block average to 13 blocks and extend the long period, I discussed with Bush on previous data), removing the difficulty damping. Based on the current charts and trend of multi algo switching. prob cause HF though. :(
Some signs the increase in p2pool global pool rate is a genuine GPU miners connecting in China, which might explain how so big, so quick. Not dismissing p2pool switching as a thing though.
cant wait to get my 20 remaining gpus back up and running, I will probably just park them mining ftc while they offset the cost of heating for the winter
Additional 20 GPU will generate a spike in hashrate ;)
I’ve been monitoring LTC p2pool for an issue on github. I’ve been able to upload a couple of charts, which are showing some interesting developments as the global LTC p2pool hash rate has gone down by 50% overnight …
Here’s the results of Litecoin p2pool share difficulty monitoring.
The trends look quite ok for me :)
Unfortunately, it is all Scrypt ASICs, so they can’t switch to mining FTC. ;)
So they must have “pool” switched to get a big change in p2pool hash.