Lightning Network Under DDoS Attack

According to the developer from Lightning Network team, there was no vulnerability in the Network itself
21 March 2018   586

DDoS attack onto Lightning Network nodes is confirmed by Alex Bosworth, one of the developers of technology.

Alex Bosworth Twitter
Alex Bosworth Twitter

The developer retwitter the screen of correspondence with BitPico in Slack, where the BitPico team announced the creation of a special tool for attack.

slack screen
Slack screenshot, reposted by Bosworth

Bosworth also wrote that there was no vulnerability in the Lightning Network.

Consensus 2018 summit to be held in New York City

4th annual blockchain technology summit - Consensus 2018, will take place in New York City on May 14-16
22 April 2018   32

CoinDesk has announced its 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 on May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Along with the discussions on the blockchain technology, the event is going to feature a hackathon, PoW pitch competition and a scholarship award in a partnership with Zcash. Title sponsors of the event include bloq, Deloitte, Ledger, Octagon Strategy and SONM.

Consensus 2018 will feature 250+ speakers and 4,000+ attendees from the leading industry startups, investors, financial institutions, enterprise tech leaders, and academic and policy groups who are building the foundations of the blockchain and digital currency economy. Among the notable speakers there will be Blockstack co-founder Dr. Muneeb Ali, J.P.Morgan blockchain program lead Amber Baldet, eToro CEO and founder Yoni Assia, Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf, ConsenSys founder Steve Cerveny, Athena Capital founder Meltem Demirors and many others.

The full 3-day agenda of the event can be found here.