Bitcoin Mining Pool Ghash.io DDos-ed in Response to threat of 51% attack?

Bitcoin Mining Pool Ghash.io DDos-ed in Response to threat of 51% attack?

The Bitcoin community has been in a full state of outrage recently as the Bitcoin mining pool Ghash.io crossed the 51% estimated hashrate distribution share. This sparked a fierce debate over mining centralization and the principle of a decentralized currency which has spilled over to the mainstream media with Bloomberg and Business Insider declaring that the worst fears have come to pass. Peter Todd, a core bitcoin developer, announced that he would be selling 50% of his bitcoins, citing concerns over mining centralization and justifying his public announcement by stating that a....


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Bitcoin Mining Pools will meet to discuss a permanent solution to the threat of a 51% attack. In response to community concerns, Ghash.io has posted to Cex.io's blog regarding the threat of a 51% attack presented by Ghash.io's rapid growth, as promised by Jeffrey Smith. In their blogpost, Ghash.io restated their "intention to help protect and grow the broad acceptance of Bitcoin and categorically in no way harm or damage it." In the same breath, Ghash.io explained that they are firmly against temporary solutions such as the implementing of a pool fee. The still largest Bitcoin mining pool....

WARNING: GHASH. IO IS NEARING 51% - LEAVE THE POOL

Read the press release by Ghash.io here. This is a WARNING to all Bitcoin Miners. We sincerely request that miners using Ghash.io leave the pool for other smaller pools to create a more decentralized Bitcoin hash distribution. The Bitcoin pool Ghash.io has in the last 24 hours had more than 42% of the entire Bitcoin mining power making them the biggest Bitcoin mining pool in the world. If they receive more than 50% of the mining power they will be able to double spend their Bitcoins and possibly destroy the Bitcoin value (so called 51% attack). View the recent hash distribution pie chart....

Ghash. IO official statement on the 51% attack threat (PRESS RELEASE)

This is a press release by Ghash. IO and does not represent our views. Read our earlier post about the situation here: WARNING: GHASH. IO IS NEARING 51% - LEAVE THE POOL. Bitcoin mining pool GHash. IO is preventing accumulation of 51% of all hashing power. GHash. IO, the worlds largest and most powerful mining pool, has entered 2014 with overall hashing power of over 40%, making it the #1 pool currently in the Bitcoin network. The pool has gained significant hashing power due to the 0% pool fee, merged mining of alt coins, excellent real-time data presentation as well as quality 24/7/365....

GHash. IO Releases Official Statement on 51% Hashing Power Threat

newsBTC has received an official press release from the folks over at GHash. IO regarding the on-going threat of the mining pool getting 51% or more of total network hashing power mere hours following the publication of a story indicating the pool had reached 42% network hashing power. "The pool has gained significant hashing power due to the 0% pool fee, merged mining of alt coins, excellent real-time data presentation as well as quality 24/7/365 support service," the statement reads. Hashing power on GHash. IO is made up of 45% BitFury ASIC miners and 55% independent miners, according to....

GHash. IO Hashing Market Share Drops to 28% Following Fears of 51% Attack

The bitcoin community endured a scare earlier this week when mining pool GHash. IO's hashing market share reached a whopping 42%, leaving many wondering if the potential was there for the pool to carry out a 51% attack on the bitcoin network. Scores of users took to bitcoin-related boards and pleaded for miners in the GHash. IO pool to join another pool, in order to bring GHash. IO's market share down. It worked. As of Friday, data provided by Blockchain.info indicates GHash. IO is now at 28% hashing market share in the past twenty-four hours. Undoubtedly an immense improvement, but many....