Bitcoin's Block Time just took 46 minutes between blocks?

in bitcoin •  8 months ago

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In the screenshot above, you can see Bitcoin's latest block time (at the time of this posting) was roughly 46 minutes after the previous block.

How come?

Here's a first for me, have you guys ever noticed this before?

I know there is some variance with block time, but maybe I've never paid close enough attention to see that sometimes it can take 45m+ for a block to be produced? Interesting.

I was wondering why a transaction was taking so long to confirm, I thought maybe I sent with too low of a fee.

But then, after checking, no blocks had been produced in almost 45m. My xfer got confirmed shortly after, but still raised my eyebrow.

Anyone else seen this ? Can anyone tell me why this happens?

Thanks for reading, you crypto-junkies!

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