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
We received the information that Coinbook.com has added a FTC/USD exchange pair.
Coinbook.com is a new exchange based in the USA.
For a list of exchanges trading Feathercoin visit:
[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.