ETC is dealing with delisting from OKEx within the wake of a 51% assault that value the change $5.6 million.
Based on a report recently released by OKEx, the perpetrators registered 5 accounts between June 26 and July 9, 2020, subsequently depositing 68,230.02 ZEC (price greater than $5 million) on their platform.
On July 31, the attackers exchanged their ZEC holdings for 807,260 ETC and withdrew it from the change.
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On the identical day, the attackers started making a “shadow chain” utilizing their newly acquired hashrate. At this level, the shadow chain was an identical to the principle ETC chain, however was unknown to the remainder of the group. Then they deposited the ETC on OKEx, whereas concurrently transferring the identical ETC on their shadow chain to pockets addresses that they managed — successfully double spending the cash.
They traded their newly deposited ETC for ZEC on OKEx and withdrew the ZEC from the change. Then they broadcast their shadow chain to the community, which was already longer than the principle chain.
Based on the OKEx report, the issues weren’t communicated promptly by the ETC group:
“After what seemed to be inefficient communication with different contributors within the bigger crypto group — together with exchanges like OKEx, wallets and ETC miners — the ETC group at this level made the choice to maneuver to mining the now-broadcasted shadow chain, provided that it was longer than the unique mainnet.”
OKEx reimbursed its customers within the aftermath of the assault, consuming the whole $5.6 million loss. It has since quickly suspended all ETC deposit and withdrawal exercise, and plans to increase affirmation occasions for transactions on the troubled chain.
The change has mentioned that they could delist ETC totally, except the group takes steps to enhance the community’s safety and stability:
“The change will contemplate delisting ETC, pending the outcomes of the Ethereum Basic group’s work to enhance the safety of its chain.”
At an ETC group assembly yesterday, a fiery debate ensued over Charles Hoskinson’s proposal for a decentralized treasury. Throughout the identical assembly, Hoskinson talked about that the corporate he presently runs, IOHK, has developed a solution that will stop an analogous 51% assault in future.
On the assembly, many attendees voiced issues that extra change delistings will observe if the group doesn’t take main steps to resolve the present safety points.