I thought I’d start publishing weekly difficulty bomb reports again. Please note that for the previous bomb, the charts I posted clearly indicated that the bomb was due in mid-June – see above. Apparently, there was a ‘script’ being used that was incorrect and some people were a bit surprised with how soon the bomb went off. That’s not necessary. These charts clearly show the status of the bomb and it’s quite easy to predict when it will go off, even visually.
Here’s the current status of the bomb. We just entered in period 38 (the dashed grey horizontal line) which, in the past, is when we should start paying attention. The previous bomb became onerous around period 43, about 500,000 blocks from now.
With this chart, you can see the reset clearly, but you can also start to see the bomb is “peeking its head up.” It’s in everyone’s interest, I think, to pay attention.