As of this recording, Cardano has around 30 network parameters. These parameters are the mechanisms that control how the Cardano Blockchain works. Today we are talking about a parameter that drives a lot of the day-to-day activity for the Cardano network and Community. This parameter is the ‘epoch_length.’
First, what is an epoch? Put simply, an epoch is a unit of time. The earth’s epochs are geological periods measured in tens of thousands of years. We are currently in the earth’s Anthropocene epoch, which started over 11 thousand years ago. That was when human activity began to impact the planet significantly.
Epochs in Bitcoin
In the blockchain world, Bitcoin is the grandmother of blockchains. Bitcoin’s epoch is…