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Why does the Monero difficulty increase? [duplicate]

Monero's difficulty has soared a lot in the last days and the trend seems to be confirmed. Why did it happen? What is the technical reason?
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Is there any way to lower the difficulty in order to mine faster on a testnet?

I'm searching for a way to mine 60 blocks without the waiting time (or at least significantly reduce the time) on a testnet. Can it be done or will it affect other operations in the blockchain?
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What's the relationship between the pool's advertised difficulty and the target of the jobs it sends out?

I'm trying to do CPU mining as part of a pool that I found here -- https://xmrpool.net/#/help/getting_started . As I have crappy hardware, I thought I'd try the easiest setting. The site says ...
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How can I tell what difficulty my solution is?

I read that sometimes a pool will report a "Low difficulty share" error if the solution indeed did not match the specified difficulty but it could also be reported if someone had already found a nonce ...
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Are mining pools shares based on prescribed difficulty or the actual difficulty you hash a block with?

I'm mining Monero as part of a pool (specifically this pool -- https://mixpools.org/xmr/). I'm using a CryptoNoter package to do the mining. The pool will send back work taht looks like {"data":"{"...
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Which is the unit of the global difficulty?

I saw the global difficulty of Monero usually is showed as something like 80926050199 without unit, 80926050199.126 with no unit or 80G. Could someone explain to me which is the unit of the global ...
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What happened at Monero difficulty from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018?

During latest days of November 2017 Monero difficulty, according to this chart, was around 30G and now is around 80G. What happened to it? And what should we expect for the near future?