October 8, 2021, 5:05PM EDT
• 9 min read

A historical overview of consensus and DoS incidents on major blockchains

Quick Take

  • For almost thirteen years of the blockchains’ existence, at least a dozen outages or accidental forks have occurred.
  • Most often, incidents occurred with Ethereum, which is associated with its status as the first smart contract platform and a vast ecosystem.
  • It is impossible to find all consensus bugs or prevent DoS attacks beforehand, but history shows that validators and developers quickly solve all issues.

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