I read that the tip selection chooses the newest transactions with a higher probability than the older ones in the tangle. So I am afraid that my computer is too slow.

Do I have a better chance to get my transaction done if my computer is faster?

  • "tip selection chooses always the newest" is wrong. Correct formulation would be "the tip selection algo have higher probability to select new tips"
    – ben75
    Dec 16, 2017 at 21:46
  • Tip selection happens before you do the Proof of Work. You need the tips (trunk & branch transaction) to do the proof of work Dec 16, 2017 at 22:29

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It is correct that tip selection generally favours newer transactions. So it is of benefit to finish your PoW quicker.

But unless your computer takes a couple minutes, this should not have a huge impact in practice.

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