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Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack Again: Delisting Risk Amplified

Beleaguered Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain suffered yet another 51% attack on August 29. The latest attack caused the reorganization of over 7,000 blocks and this corresponds to approximately two days of mining. At the time of reporting, it was not clear if there had been any double-spending as was the case in the last attack. In that attack, it was reported that the Okex exchange suffered a loss of $5.6 million directly as a result. A statement revealing the attack adds that “all lost blocks will be removed from the immature balance and we will check all payouts for dropped…

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$5.6 Million Double Spent: ETC Team Finally Acknowledges the 51% Attack on Network

The Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain network lost $5.6 million to one miner following a 51% attack initially thought to be a chain split. During the attack, the offending miner managed to double-spend 807,260 ETC ($5.6 million) after spending 17.5 BTC or $200,000 (at time of writing) to acquire the hash power for the attack. The ETC team initially issued a statement advising its clients to halt interactions with the network while corrective steps were taken. At the time, one of the developers at ETC, James Wo insisted the event “was not a 51% attack” while stressing that the “offending miner…

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