Editor of EIP 867 Proposal Resigned

Yoichi Hirai belives that EIP 867 can violate his homeland law
15 February 2018   1373

Yoichi Hirai resigned as editor of Ethereum, citing concerns that the controversial proposal could be regarded as a violation of criminal law. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The proposal EIP 867 involves the creation of a method that will better handle the lost funds on the platform.

Some EIP editors look nonchalant about legal consequences of this draft, but I have warned them, and I have no capacities to do anything more than warn them … I resign from the post of an EIP editor.

Yoichi Hirai
Ethereum developer

In the comments Hirai explained that this EIP can be regarded as a violation of the Japanese law "On the unauthorized creation of electromagnetic records".

I have a doubt that, if the proposal is followed in practice, the process might constitute a crime.

Yoichi Hirai
Ethereum developer

The law Hirai writes refers to cases of computer software fraud, in particular to the creation of data "for the purpose of undue interference in the affairs of another person".

Last week Hirai opposed the proposal, saying that it did not conform to the "philosophy of Ethereum" and thus violated the basic principles of the integration of the new code, prescribed in EIP-1.

Dan Filfer supports the introduction of EIP 867 D. 16,475 ETH, collected by his project Musiconomi through ICO, were frozen on Parity wallet last year.

Filfer's proposal was perceived ambiguously, and some developers decided to seek advice from the public.

Until then, Hirai was one of six Ethereum developers who have the right to make decisions about changing the platform code. Last year, he posted 5,219 publications on GitHub, which exceeds the combined number of publications of other editors.

Amberdata to Study Abnormal ETH Miners Rewards

As reported, unknown person mixed up the “gas price” field and “transaction cost”, left the workplace, and the bot did not work correctly
21 February 2019   55

The research startup Amberdata analyzed the activity of the Ethereum network in the last 24 hours and, like the media, found five transactions with an abnormally high commission.

It turned out that all five transfers were made from one address. Within four hours, the owner of the address paid the miners about $ 583,976 for processing transactions.

Note that the commission for block # 7,238,290 in the amount of 2103,1485 ETH, which was received by the Sharkpool pool, is the largest in the history of the network. Nevertheless, representatives of the pool temporarily froze funds in case the owner of the address made a mistake.

Amberdata is convinced that an unknown person mixed up the “gas price” field and “transaction cost”, left the workplace, and then the bot did not work correctly.