Waltonchain forced to hardfork after mainnet hack

30 Jun, 2019 | Updated: 30 Jun, 2019
by Will Heasman
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Waltonchain forced to hardfork after mainnet hack

Waltonchian the project tasking themselves with disrupting the supply chain management industry has incurred a little disruption as well recently as hackers managed to find an exploit in the Waltonchain mainnet forcing developers to hardfork the cryptocurrency…

According to an official announcement from the project team, the mainnet upgrade was initiated yesterday at block number 175,366, In order to mitigate damage from a “coordinated attack.”

“An exploit in our code allowed an attacker to increase his coinage score and mine many blocks concurrently from blockheight 175,368,” reads the announcement, “the attacker(s) planned this carefully; however, thanks to some exceptionally talented community members and our dev team, the flaw was detected a week ago and parts of code were rewritten. As a result, after thorough evaluation, multiple areas of code were improved and rolled out earlier today via hard fork.”

The attack doesn’t seem to have discouraged price action, in fact, WTC is up 3.8% as of the time of writing.

Price wasn’t the only thing left unaffected, for the most part, the community rallied behind the project, congratulating the team on how well the dealt with the exploit.

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