Coinbase found a deep reorganization of the Ethereum Classic blockchain, which included double spending on January 5th. Although it is interesting that they waited a couple of days to make this announcement, finding it on the 5th. Despite this, the exchange suspended the replenishment and removal of Ethereum Classic. They also said that they saw eight different reorganization episodes, which included double costs totaling about half a million US dollars from Ethereum Classic, which was spent twice.
Markets were not very favorable for this. We have seen how Ethereum Classic a bit plunged. Today, people do not like situations where the blockchain seems to be no longer very secure, and this is exactly what happened. Ethereum Classic was not safe.
What exactly happened:
There was a 51% absorption blockade of Ethereum Classic, which is quite damaging for Ethereum Classic. This is not called a 51% attack, but a chain reorganization. Chain reorganization is not so much an attempt to control the network as a temporary use of low hash power in double spending, before the hash power returns to normal. Essentially, chain reorganization is a situation where one miner or one pool has more resources than the rest of the network, and the dominant miner can then determine a new transaction history in the network, choosing an arbitrary previous block from which to expand the alternative block. story.
The team from Ethereum Classic reported that they have a pretty good idea of who, on their suspicions, might be in control of the network, obviously, the ASIC manufacturer called Linzhi is currently testing 1,400 Megahash ETHhash Mining Machines that could easily see how they take over. network. They say that this is most likely a selfish attack, and not 51%. Ethereum Classic says that double costs were not found, but Coinbase has a different story. This is very problematic, if only one company is required to start testing their cars and easily dominate the network, this really indicates the low security level of Ethereum Classic.
Some even went so far as to put forward the theory that it is no coincidence that only 3 days ago Okex opened the possibility to short Ethereum Classic, and, in fact, someone could very easily go away, acquire this power or do it intentionally, regardless of In addition, Linji or someone else could very easily attack the Ethereum Classic, knowing that it would lower the price, so that their short orders would be executed, which would bring a lot of money. This seems like a possible theory when it comes to players for big money and how easy it is to attack some of these blockchains.
Difficult time for Ethereum Classic
It was a hard couple of months before the death of the ETC development team, one of the many teams working on Ethereum Classic, which caused a lot of the FUD that Ethereum Classic had died. Although we still have other teams, such as the ETC cooperative and the ETC laboratories working on the development of Ethereum Classic.
Another devastating situation for Ethereum Classic is that IOHK, the firm-developer of Cardano, announced it has ceased to support ETC Mantis. Charles Hoskinson came out and said that the team has numerous roadmap updates that can be implemented in Ethereum Classic, but it will take time, money and effort and therefore will be unstable in the current ecosystem. He said that the problem for him is that he spends his own money to create this, and they never had a source of income to build this client, so at the moment they have not done anything to participate in Ethereum Classic and in which a moment, like the CEO of a company, he must decide when and where they stop spending money, and when and where they stop allocating resources for something that does not respond.
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