Dear MultiChain Team
According to your white paper, mining diversity ensures that there is a round robin mining. To my understanding it means that, if set to 1.0 we have a fixed order who is next in line to validate a block.
My question is if once you are next to validate a block, do you have to do proof of work to amend a block to the chain?
The reason I am asking is that according to the parameters, you have to show pow by default (see below). Furthermore, in the white paper it says the first version of MultiChain still uses a bitcoinstyle proof of work to regulate and randomize each node’s rate of block production. Hence I would assume proof of work has to be done. At the same time, the target-adjust-freq is by default a negative number which deactivates proof of work.
Is multichain therefore using a hybrid solution where you have a fixed order of miners (if mining diversity = 1) but the miners that are in charge for the validation for the next block still have to do proof of work?
|skip-pow-check||Skip checking whether block hashes demonstrate sufficient proof-of-work.||false|
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|target-adjust-freq||Frequency of recalculating proof-of-work difficulty level, measured in seconds. For blockchains which don’t require proof-of-work, use a negative value to prevent recalculation.||-1|
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