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A Quick Overview of Bitcoin Testnet Block Generation
One of the strangest peculiarities in the Bitcoin Testnet is the way it generates blocks, to make testing easier on the testnet there’s a special rule in the consensus that if a block isn’t mined in the last 20 minutes the next block is going to reset the difficulty to 1, for reference the current Bitcoin Mainnet difficulty is 5363678461481.