‘Roger Ver Will Cry,’ Boasts Mysterious Bitcoin Cash Attacker

bitcoin goldMysterious Bitcoin developer BitPico is back, and they’re launching an all-out attack on the Bitcoin Cash network — or so they say.

BitPico to Launch Attack on Bitcoin Cash

The anonymous development team on Thursday claimed to have brought its malicious nodes onto the Bitcoin Cash mainnet, initiating a “stress test” against the fourth-largest cryptocurrency.

That announcement came roughly a week after the group emerged from a several-month hiatus to announce that they were in the final stages of testing for that attack, which they boasted would splinter the BCH network.

“The [bitcoin cash] attack has been started; it will continue to run as we work to amplify it over the coming months,” the group stated. “We expect to have 5000 Bcash attack nodes in roughly 6 weeks and then we will multi-fork the chain. @rogerkver will now cry.”

In a statement explaining the attack, BitPico claimed that the Bitcoin Cash was centralized, leaving it vulnerable to a malicious miner such as itself.

“There are only a handful of mining pools and not enough nodes to enforce network rules; isolating majority of these nodes allows us to utilize our own nodes to withhold blocks and/or headers, reject blocks and/or headers, purposefully fail to relay block’s and/or headers and so on.”

Should Bitcoin Cash supporters be concerned? That depends on who you talk to, as many observers aren’t sure whether BitPico is a white hat hacker, a black hat hacker, or — to be frank — even a hacker at all…

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