Did EOS attack Ethereum blockchain? Dan Larimer responds 18146
Pinaz Kazi
Jul 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Ethereum developer Justo has accused popular decentralization-oriented blockchain EOS of deliberately attacking Ethereum network.

The dapp developer, who is a part of the team that launched two gambling dapps called PoWH3D and Fomo3D, said that he came to the conclusion after some serious research. Justo alleged in an interview covered by TrustNodes that the network congestion was due to EOS manipulation. The ideas were later shared by Justo on a Reddit Post. His team reportedly noticed that EOS was behind a series of Airdrops of tokens which were apparently not backed by any project.

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“Every day up until the launch of the EOS platform, which was June 6th, gas prices increased due to “Airdrop” tokens. Thousands of random tokens, with no website, or bootstrapped template websites made in hours. Wasting hundreds of ethereum daily, hundreds of thousands of dollars to drop tokens. This happened up until the launch of EOS, on the 6th, then immediately stopped. In one day, gas prices dropped back to normal,” said Justo.

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Justo further added that EOS had been attacking Ethereum network on and off. It happens “… every time something they do doesn’t run properly,” He added: “If you don’t think EOS is doing it, then who has 2 million dollars a day to attack ethereum and also owns eos tokens?”

Did EOS attack Ethereum blockchain? Dan Larimer responds-BCFocus

Dan Larimer’s response to the accusations

Dan Larimer refuted all the claims and said, "I can assure you block one wouldn’t be so stupid to spend our resources attacking eth when all it takes is crypto kitties. There are far smarter and more cost-effective ways at bringing eth down if that were the goal." The statement was shared on Reddit. It is to be noted that EOS closed the week on a high and the prices went up by almost five percent in the last 24 hours.

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