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Elrond invites hackers to test their blockchain network

June 2, 2020

The blockchain company Elrond invited hackers to attack his network during your next stress test.

According to an announcement this Tuesday, Elrond’s next stress test is It will contain a variety of different attacks on your network. Beniamin Mincu, CEO of Elrond, told Cointelegraph:

“Anything that shuts down the network is allowed as long as it does not violate the law or participants’ social privacy. So we will reward DDoS, kidnap coins, double coins, counterfeit coins, and other similar situations.” successful attempt to do any of these things. “

A blockchain that has turned into a cyber battlefield

According to the announcement, the stress test will convert “Elrond’s network on a virtual battlefield“The event will be a prize pool of $ 40,000 Promotion of participation in the stress test before the start of the main network.

Elrond invites hackers to test their blockchain networkElrond invites hackers to test their blockchain network

After the test, Participants will receive $ 20,000 in ERD tokens Natives of the network. In addition, an additional $ 20,000 will be allocated Participation reward for mainnet node operators to be distributed next year.

Mincu said the test too It will include multiple network restarts and hard forks. The event takes place on Thursday and after the end of the event, the final preparations for the start of the Mainnet begin:

“”[Esta prueba] This is the last and most important step before the Elrond core network. As a result, we will demonstrate a robust and effective network at the start. This is a great event. Once 15 days have passed in which the network works seamlessly in a high TPS environment, we will know that Elrond is ready for use. “

One way to test reliability

Stress tests are occasionally used for verification how reliable are blockchain networks under extreme conditions.

An example of such a test was the BCH stress test in early September 2018. At this event, the Bitcoin Cash network processed 2.1 million transactions within 24 hours.