Confirmations taking forever


Recent zcash user here (at least active user)

I made a few transactions. Confirmations are taking ages. Like tens of minutes. How is this supposed to be practical?

mining is a probabilistic process, which is why block times are variable in PoW coins like bitcoin and zcash......for instance, right now the last 6 or so blocks on the zcash blockchain are only about a minute apart, rather than 2.5 minutes apart......and sometimes it takes longer for miners to find a block. the variance can be even worse with bitcoin where the difficulty adjustment algorithm is shooting for 10 minutes between blocks rather than 2.5. Sometimes is just takes longer to find a solution :frowning: