Aeternity lost 82000 ETH due to Parity hack

Aeternity team asures that the project execution will continue 
20 July 2017   5206
Ethereum

Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements 

The Aeternity project team reported that most of the funds collected during the second stage of ICO were stolen due to the vulnerabilities of Parity.

According to the Aeternity blog, around 82,000 ETH (of 102,000 ETH) sent to Aternity during Phase 2 were sent by an attacker to address 0xB3764761E297D6f121e79C32A65829Cd1dDb4D32 via an internal transaction. 

Additionally, Aeternity team assures that all funds, collected during the first stage of ICO are safe. Also, team is not planning to close the Aeternity project. At the moment, Multisig Hack Response team and other members of Ethereum community help Aeternity to investigate this situation. 

As we mentioned before, due to Parity hack, intruders were able to steal around $30 000 000. CTO of Parity named at least 3 affected projects:

  • Edgeless Casino,
  • Aeternity
  • Swarm City.

Additionally, The DAO.Casino home page reports that the collected tokens were protected from theft by WhiteHat. At the moment Token sale of the project is temporarily suspended.

DAO.Casino homepage
DAO.Casino homepage

The Aeternity blog also reports that the wallets of other well-known projects have also come to the attention of intruders. However, with the efforts of the WhiteHat group of hackers, the funds worth about $ 80.6 million were still protected from theft.

Blockchain

Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks

Meanwhile, Vitalik Buterin on Twitter has expressed his indignation that some, according to him, "trolls", ostensibly for the return of stolen funds, are urging him right now to do the hardfork:

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We Need 100k Transactions\Sec, - Buterin

During the conversation with the head of Abra Vitalik noted that the developers are focused on several main issues - scalability, privacy and ease of use
21 March 2019   118

The founder of Ethereum, Vitaly Buterin, expressed the opinion that for the network of the second most capitalized cryptocurrency, it is vital in the long run to achieve a throughput of 100 thousand transactions per second. It is reported by The Daily Hodl.

During the conversation with the head of Abra, Bill Barkhidt, Vitalik noted that the developers are focused on several main issues - scalability, privacy and ease of use.

As far as the big problems, my top three at this point are probably scalability, privacy and usability. So scalability – the Ethereum blockchain right now can process 15 transactions per second. Really, we need 100,000.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

According to him, in the context of solving the problem of scaling, the Ethereum team has high hopes for sharding.

There are two major kinds of strategies that we’re working on for scalability. One is layer-one scaling and the other is layer-two scaling. Layer-one scaling basically means improving the blockchain protocol itself to process a larger set of transactions. And the main bottleneck with blockchains right now is basically every user has to download the whole blockchain. Which basically means the blockchain can’t hold more transactions than one guy’s computer can store.

And our solution to this, called sharding, basically means that you split up the different transactions to randomly selected, different groups of computers. And this basically means that the blockchain can process way more things than one single computer can hold. And that can increase scalability by maybe a factor of 1,000 or so, but then potentially even more, much later down the road
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

According to Vitalik, Ethereum developers also continue active work on second-level scaling solutions.

So there’s two major classes of systems we’re working on in this regard. One is called state channels. And there’s a bunch of teams working on this. There’s a team called L4 in Toronto that’s done some really good work. And another project is Plasma. And there’s a lot of work that’s been done on that. OmiseGo is this decentralized exchange that’s building on plasma. There’s TheMatter. There’s more and more of these projects. And then, there’s one of our researchers, Karl Floersch, who has been working on implementation of a reasonably complete Plasma prime specification, which is the latest version of Plasma – which has some really cool features in terms of increasing scalability and reducing the amount of data you have to store.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

Discussing the problem of scaling, Buterin mentioned Bitcoin. According to him, developers should achieve a significant increase bandwidth of Ethereum network. Otherwise, the second cryptocurrency capitalization will not be actively involved in everyday transactions and a significant market share will remain behind BTC.

If Bitcoin wishes to just be a store of value, then realistically it’s probably fine, though I think they should switch to proof-of-stake. If they want to actually be a currency that people use for transactions, then I do think base-layer scaling, and also speeding up the blockchain and reducing block times at the base layer, is also something which is very important.
 

Vitalik Buterin

Creator, Ethereum 

On the last day of winter hardfork Constantinople hardfork took place on the Ethereum network.