The Vertcoin Cryptocurrency Just Got 51% Attacked – Again
Vertcoin, a crypto project that sets out to keep mining power decentralized, has suffered its second 51-percent attack in a year.
Ethereum Classic has suffered a 4,000-block-long reorganization, its second such incident in five days. The first attack, which saw more than 3,000 blocks reorged, had an attacker steal more than 800,000 ETC, worth about $5.6 million.
Developers advise exchanges to pause ETC deposits and withdrawals.
The attacker attempted to double-spend roughly $3.3 million during the second attack.
A 51 percent attack on Bitcoin Gold was unsuccessful.
The two attacks last Thursday saw over $87,000 in the cryptocurrency double spent.