Single Miner Reorgs Ethereum Classic – Devs Report a Chain Split

Single Miner Reorgs Ethereum Classic – Devs Report a Chain Split


Members of the Ethereum Classic team reported that the network suffered a reorganization (reorg) today.

The blockchain network is asking service providers to halt deposits while it carries out maintenance of the chain.

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The latest event follows a similar attack in January 2019, which led to some exchanges taking pre-emptive action.

Both Ethereum Classic (ETC) and one of the founders have since put out a statement acknowledging this event which they term a chain split. ETC suffered a reorganization (reorg) of approximately 3,693 ETC blocks which occurred at block 10,904,146.

According to a report by Ethereum Classic team members, “there was about 3000 block-insertion by a miner who was mining (either offline or there total difficulty could have exceeded current network difficulty while they were honestly mining) for about 12 hours on Core-Geth.”

In a short prognosis of the chain split, Ethereum Classic developers say it has identified the offending miner.

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