Algorand Private Network block time

Hello guys,

It is possible to reduce block time or advance blocks at demand in a private network? I would like to see something like “Ganache/RPC” of Ethereum where a long set of tests could be run quickly, without waiting a lot like in the live networks. Is this possible? Thank you.

I believe this is possible by creating your own consensus.json file and lowering the time like this example: go-algorand/catchpointtestingprotocol.json at master · algorand/go-algorand · GitHub This should be in the same directory as you start the private network.