Browsing the "51% attacks" Tag

What a Bitcoin ‘Reorg’ Is and What Binance Has to Do With It

| Christine Kim

The suggestion to reverse transactions on the bitcoin blockchain has caused an uproar on social media with several community members espousing such…

51% Attacks for Rent : The Trouble with a Liquid Mining Market

| Anthony Xie

As the global pool of hashing power grows more liquid, arbitrageurs may see a financial incentive in "rent-a-miner" attacks.

weight, numbers

The Ethereum Classic Attacker Has Sent a Bigger Message

| Michael J Casey

If a permissionless blockchain doesn’t have a large enough community of users, developers and miners, its vulnerable, writes Michael J. Casey.

Exchange Says 51% Attacker Returned $100K-Worth of Ethereum Classic

| Yogita Khatri

Cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io said Saturday that $100,000 in ethereum classic has been returned following a recent 51-percent attack.

shadow, keyboard

This College Freshman Is Out to 51% Attack Your Cryptocurrency

| Brady Dale

A young crypto enthusiast is 51% attacking cryptocurrencies – not to steal coins – but to show people these coins are vulnerable and over-valued.

A Solution to Crypto’s 51% Attack? Fine Miners Before It Happens

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

After losing money during a 51 percent attack earlier this year, crypto project Horizen claims to have a solution to crypto's famed vulnerability.

glass, car, steal

Blockchain’s Once-Feared 51% Attack Is Now Becoming Regular

| Alyssa Hertig

At least five cryptocurrencies have recently been hit with a 51% attack, a vulnerability users used to scoff at.

money, suspicion

Verge’s Blockchain Attacks Are Worth a Sober Second Look

| Alyssa Hertig

Privacy-oriented cryptocurrency verge has dealt with several attacks recently, displaying how difficult it is to code blockchains without exploits.

monster, flower

Bitcoin’s Bogeyman Cometh: Why Segwit2x Is a 51% Attack

| Edan Yago

Bitcoin startups must have the tech's best interests in mind? Entrepreneur Edan Yago argues that in the case of Segwit2x, this has proven untrue.

shutterstock_83706208

As Bitcoin Halving Approaches, 51% Attack Question Resurfaces

| Frederick Reese

Upcoming changes to how bitcoin incentivizes key participants have stoked fears a 51% attack could again become viable.