Hash War: Mystery Miner’s Empty Block Attack Makes ABC’s New Blockchain Almost Unusable
Since our newsdesk’s report, the mystery miner has introduced the group on Twitter under the account name Voluntarism.dev, and through coinbase parameter messages every time the pool finds an ABC block reward. On Saturday morning, there was an attempt to reorg the ABC chain a third time, but it was reverted by the pool Mining Dutch.
On November 28, 2020, the cofounder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin tweeted about the mystery mining pool that controls 90% of the ABC chain’s hashpower today. On Friday, in a reply to Buterin’s tweet about the mystery miner, BCH proponent, and researcher, Javier González explained that the mining pool’s technique was not an attack.