Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Face DDoS Attacks

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings reported not being heavily damaged after DDoS attacks the night before the release of highly anticipated cryptocurrency ratings list
25 January 2018   1559

On January 22, we have reported that Weiss Ratings, an independent rating agency of financial institutions, had announced it would issue letter grades on cryptocurrencies, basing them on a model that analyzed thousands of data points on each coin’s technology, usage, and trading patterns.

On January 24, Weiss Ratings reported that the team of the project was busy all night before the release of the ratings trying to avert service attacks from Korea, which were aimed at bringing down the Weiss Ratings website.

Earlier commentary on social media expressed considerable fear we were about to release negative ratings on their preferred currencies. So this may be an attempt to thwart our release today.
 

Martin D. Weiss

Founder, Weiss Ratings

Moreover, the founder of Weiss Rating stated that more than 100,000 unique visitors explored the website within just several hours, almost entirely from Asia, and the Weiss Ratings staff had to expand the server capacity on the cloud many times over in order to handle the volume.

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings ExampleWeiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Example

Nevertheless, the attacks did not damage the website and the ratings were successfully released, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, NEM, Litecoin, Stellar, EOS, IOTA, Dash, NEO, TRON, Monero, Bitcoin Gold and many others, causing a lot of controversy and arguments in the cryptocurrency community.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   151

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.