What is Block Time?

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What is Block Time?

Block time is the time it takes for a blockchain to produce a new block.

After a block is successfully produced, it appears on the ledger and extends the blockchain.

Block time determines the speed of transaction confirmation, and thus influences the transactions per second (TPS) rate.

Block Time of the most popular blockchains

Block time differs for every blockchain. Some allow faster block times than others. Depending on the blockchain, a new block can be mined in a matter of seconds, or it can take a few minutes.

Here are the Block Time metrics for the most popular blockchains. These metrics are relevant on Feb 12, 2024. For real-time metrics check out our dashboard

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