Bitcoin Takes a Hit with Spam Attack
Bitcoin Node Numbers Fall After Spam Transaction ‘Attack’
The number of reachable nodes has declined further following an “attack” that overloaded the bitcoin network.
Last week, an unknown actor sent a deluge of spam that left bitcoin’s nodes – the clients that store and relay transactions – with upwards of 88,000, or 1GB worth, waiting in their collective memory pool.
Read more at coindesk.com.