Today, October 6th around 3:20 PM a strange behavior of some Feathercoin clients where noticed by the community.
Further investigation showed that an attempt of a DOS attack was causing the problem.
The attack tried to use a recently discovered vulnerability of Bitcoin code versions < 0.16.3, causing the attacked block chain to stop working correctly and mint the block chain to the attackers advantage.
The Feathercoin devepoment team released a fix against this attack on September 22nd 2018.
This fix together with Feathercoins advanced checkpointing (ACP) mechanism defended the block against the attack.
Current status is:
FTC Blockchain is operating normally
FTC Clients with version < 16.3 are stuck at block 2366280
Actions to re- activate stuck clients:
upgrade your client to the latest Version
see ttps://feathercoin.com/#wallets for latest releases for your OS
Restart the client with the -rescan comand line paramter
wait until the client is fully synced again and compare the block count with the one shown on https://explorer.feathercoin.com
[quote name=“Explicit” post=“371” timestamp=“1367425176”]
Not sure if I get it.
Re-reading it twice, it seems that there is a new feathercoin client on its way. Is this the message?
Perhaps next time write it in a bit clearer manner. First time I read it I’ve just mentally skipped it, thinking that it was an ad for a FC casino or something like that
FTC (not FC) will be used for Feathercoin. Let me know if I can offer any additional assistance.
[quote name=“featherman” post=“366” timestamp=“1367422424”]
Their reluctance to support me with my 100+ ftc sitting there is a problem. I haven’t heart from support, you get this weird feel after that its all a scam, like a troll site. I was shocked to see us recommending this 3 places in this forum and it has a lot of coins on there which made me wonder if that site is associated with feathercoin. I really think this needs to be shamed and blamed and we can get on with our lives. dont promote it.
Making notes on the posts now.
i sure they will stabilize lower then LTC when they stabilize. but that could be weeks esp with them just showing up on the exchanges. Sell now get a great price than buy back in when they are low and stable.
It seems like more than just a few crypto fans fleed to feathercoin, including some BIG players with 100,000 KH machines.
My miner is not so big, but I’d hate missing the party, so here I am.
[quote name=“powdabam” post=“346” timestamp=“1367416841”]
We don’t have to worry about grandma. This isn’t taking over that quick. I still can’t get my grandma to use a computer.
Well bloody hell you are a crap teacher then
At least I have my Mum (My Kids Grandma) set up as a [i]Silver Surfer[/i] and shes 80 this year!!
Get to work on it man!
If people just spend their time on this forum then they will be missing out on a lot of the Feathercoin conversations over at BitcoinTalk as well as everything else there.
However this forum does give us the opportunity to talk about everything Feathercoin without our conversations being hijacked or disappearing under the amount activity on the boards. The alternative cryptocurrency board at BitcoinTalk is very fast flowing now with such enthusiasm around all the coins.
[quote name=“philuk2000” post=“167” timestamp=“1367248446”]
All the best
How do I generate feathercoin addresses? Are they the same as Litecoin addresses or not?
I want to generate with an equivalent service like liteaddress.org and bitaddress.org
I’m curious about paper-wallets for Feathercoin myseld.
[quote name=“mahoni” post=“207” timestamp=“1367270371”]
the win CLient is not availeble!
can anybody Post some Links to Mirrors or upload to any Source to share with the others please !??
You can find a list of mirrors on the thread here.
This is not a concern as we have checkpoints hardcoded into the clients so it would not accept another chain.
You can always start a new chain from the genesis block of any of the coins which will create your own version. It is the checkpoints that stop anyone from trying to force on a fake chain.
There is more information on checkpoints in the link below.
The secondary concern about old clients is mitigated by the fact that the majority of the hash power is on pools running the latest source code. When updating code I inform the pool operators.
I hope that this reassures you.