[bitcoin-dev] We need to fix the block withholding attack

jl2012 jl2012 at xbt.hk
Sun Dec 20 03:40:06 UTC 2015


Chris Priest via bitcoin-dev 於 2015-12-19 22:34 寫到:
> Block witholding attacks are only possible if you have a majority of
> hashpower. If you only have 20% hashpower, you can't do this attack.
> Currently, this attack is only a theoretical attack, as the ones with
> all the hashpower today are not engaging in this behavior. Even if
> someone who had a lot of hashpower decided to pull off this attack,
> they wouldn't be able to disrupt much. Once that time comes, then I
> think this problem should be solved, until then it should be a low
> priority. There are more important things to work on in the meantime.
> 

This is not true. For a pool with 5% total hash rate, an attacker only
needs 0.5% of hash rate to sabotage 10% of their income. It's already
enough to kill the pool



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