The mechanism that ensures that the mining of Ethereum’s blocks is adequately difficult and continues to be over time.
A difficulty bomb is a mechanism that is used on the Ethereum network to ensure that there is a reasonable increase in the difficulty of mining the blocks on the network. This mechanism is very important as it ensures that miners have to put in more effort to mine Ethereum’s blocks as time progresses. As a result of this deliberately increased difficulty, fewer blocks will be mined compared to the past.
The mechanism of the difficulty bomb is one of the frameworks that exist on Ethereum’s proof-of-work mining algorithm to make it stable, secure, and reliable.