What is the effect of changin the mine-empty-rounds parameter?

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Default mine-empty-rounds parameter is 10.

What is the effect of changing this to a lesser number than 10?

Why is there a need to generate a block even when the block is empty?

Why is it not 0 by default?
asked Apr 12, 2018 by anonymous

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The purpose of the empty blocks is to secure, by consensus, the content in the earlier blocks. Without this, there is the possibility of that last block being changed by a malicious node with mine permissions in future, once more transactions do come along. You can set this parameter to 2 if you want to maintain a high level of security but have fewer empty blocks.

answered Apr 12, 2018 by MultiChain