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Ethereum Classic Divided Over the Proposed Hardfork

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Ethereum is to hardfork within 85 hours with little if any apparent controversy as the community moves quickly to address dos vulnerabilities. Ethereum Classic however seems divided regarding a proposed hardfork to solve an underlying fault that has lead to numerous dos attacks. The argument concerns null accounts that contain no balances or code and are fully empty. Ethereum developers have...

Ethereum to Hardfork

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Ethereum’s community has reached a general understanding that the best way to move forward and address the month long dos of the network is a quick hardfork. A matter of urgency has been added following a recent backlog of more than 12,000 transactions and some miners opting in for zero transaction blocks. Gavin Wood, founder of Ethcore, maintainers of Parity, the second most used ethereum...

Ethereum Classic’s Price Crashes as Network Comes Under Attack

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Ethereum Classic lost more than 10% of its value today with price standing just above $1 as the network comes under sustained dos attack. The attacks are similar to those experienced by Ethereum over last month. A programmer is exploiting gas mispricing for certain op codes to drain nodes of memory and other resources thus slowing them down. Who or why is a matter of speculation. For ETC...

Gavin Wood Calls for a Quick Ethereum Hardfork to Fix Dos Attacks

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Gavin Wood, founder of Ethcore, maintainers of Parity, Ethereum’s second most used client, has called for a hardfork stating that it would instantly fix “the underlying flaws that the attacker is exploiting.” For more than two weeks Ethereum has been undergoing a number of Dos attacks which exploit an underlying flaw: “EVM operations are grossly underpriced compared to the rest” – says Wood. The...