The bitcoin exchange Bittrex will hold the delisting of the popular fork of bitcoin Bitcoin Gold in connection with the attack, which has recently undergone a network of cryptocurrency, and arisen on this basis differences.
In may, Bitcoin Gold was subjected to the so-called attack 51%, when the attackers using rented computing power was able to control most of the hash rate of the network and re-spending of transactions. As a result, bitcoin exchanges have been abducted BTG 388 000 (about us $18 million). How much money was derived directly from Bittrex is unknown, but the team Bitcoin Gold argues that the stock exchange demanded that they have more than 12,000 BTG ($265 000) to the payment of compensation to its users.
Apparently Bittrex and developers Bitcoin Gold failed to reach agreement on this issue, in connection with delisting fork of bitcoin will be held on September 14. On its website, the team Bitcoin Gold issued a lengthy review in which he outlined his own vision of the situation:
“Bittrex has informed us that took this decision, because the BTG team “has claimed responsibility for own chain” that would result in the payment Bittrex 12 372 BTG to cover the losses. Later they told us that will cover losses from its own reserves and requested payment of the remaining ~6000 BTG, promising to delist our cryptocurrency, if we don’t do that”.
In their defense, the team Bitcoin Gold writes that the attack 51% was not her fault. Instead, they lay all the responsibility on the vulnerability of the mechanism of consensus Proof-of-Work that is used in their cryptocurrency.
“The team Bitcoin Gold is not responsible for the security policy of private companies such as Bittrex. Those who earn in the private sector, must manage the associated risks and ultimately be responsible for their own safety”, — they write.
Apparently Bittrex doesn’t think so. Last year Bitcoin Gold was at the center of another large-scale incident. Then the hackers posted a network wallet, which bitcoin holders are supposed to get coins new fork, however, in reality, malware is used to steal private keys, which cost the victims of this attack, about $3.3 million
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