@gonnaforget said in Feathercoin - Analysis of possible maximum Transactions block / Dustcoin "attack" 25/10/2016:
What’s up with all these attacks against FTC? Was it because there was someone who was big into a competing coin, or was it just for fun?
There are a few things quoted as “Attacks”. There have not been times when it is proved there is a deliberate attack, i.e. someone has paid or has enough power to try to double spend.
This resulted in the first major update to Feathercoin to implement Automatic Check pointing or ACP. Once this happened and there was a “double spend issue”, FTC would reject that chain - i.e. It becomes an Orphan chain.
However, Feathercoin still abides by the normal rules and the longest chain wins. So there are 2 competing chains untill the attacker error chain gives up or the normal chain becomes longer.
There similar reasons Bitcoin has also suffered longer orphan chains than originally specified, but FTC does suffer a couple of long chains early on.
There is another known “attack”, it turned out to be someone testing, one was an attempt to flood the network with dust payments, was noticed later but had no detrimental effect.
I designed eHRC initially as a potential replacement for ACP but in the end it was used to reduce the effect of coin switching. It does make it harder for someone to achieve network dominance for long enough to do anything. So we don’t tend to get the long orphan chains.
got it, I had already just made a fresh install on a new pc and started messing with the wallet.dat file there once i had my coins moved over. (removing it, replacing it… seeing what happens etc) but its good to know i can just do it on 1 pc in the future. thanks!
while this has been a great learning experience and fun to host for the community, I am unpinning this as we now have a full Feathercore / bitcore port thanks to @Bushstar
This was a very old repo and should no longer be used.
I should ad, it doesn’t mean I won’t do it …, I haven’t decided yet . Depends on other unrelated projects. If I did do it, it would likely be just to see if I could . Probably the only way to make such a system feasible is to design a coin that requires a ui/cpu only (ever) to be mined .