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
Today the new Feathercoin client version 0.17.0.1 was released.
This is a patch release, changing the handling of checkpoints and includes the latest changes of the upstream Bitcoin client version 0.17.1
Please update at a convenient time.
The tx indexing has changed, so the first startup of version 0.17.0.1 may take longer than normal.
Please be patient and wait until the maintenance tasks are finished and main window shows up.
Please report any problems to the this forum (forum.feathercoin.com)