Proof-of-DDoS: A ‘Malicious’ New Consensus Mechanism

Proof-of-DDoS: A ‘Malicious’ New Consensus Mechanism

A University of Colorado assistant professor and a Ph.D. student from the University of Michigan have formulated a new Altcoin that has an unusual consensus mechanism. The theoretical cryptocurrency, dubbed “DDoSCoin,” pays attackers for participating in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Proof-Of-DDoS Rewards Miners for Attacking ‘Victim....


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