Reason for the empty Bitcoin blocks mining is declared

According to Jihan Wu, co-founder of Bitmain, the reason is errors in minning pools
27 August 2017   1901

According to Jihana Wu, co-founder of Bitmain, the reason for the empty blocks minning by Antpool's mining pool is errors in the operation of the equipment.

Shortly after the activation of the Segregated Witness protocol, the world's largest mining pool produced six blocks of less than 1 KB in size. It is worth noting that the empty blocks were also extracted by the famous Chinese pool BTCC. 

During the production of empty blocks,  there has been an increase in the number of unconfirmed transactions in the bitcoin network. So, on August 25, the number of unconfirmed transactions was about 90 000, and their size exceeded 100 MB. 

Currently, the number of unconfirmed transactions has declined and is less than 35,000, the size of the mempool is slightly less than 70 MB. This reported by the blockchain.info.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   120

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.
 

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.