The latest dusting assault in opposition to fourth-biggest altcoin Litecoin (LTC) on main cryptocurrency alternate Binance affected 294,582 addresses fairly than the 50 Binance reported, based on a latest metrics report.
Blockchain knowledge and metrics agency Glassnode revealed its newest findings in a tweet on Aug. 15, saying that the LTC dusting assault affected 294,582 addresses. The evaluation ostensibly additionally indicated an identical scale assault in April.
As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, the LTC dusting assault on Binance occurred on Aug. 9. Within the devoted tweet, Binance linked to a transaction that Binance named as a part of the assault wherein a fraction (0.00000546 LTC) of a coin to 50 addresses.
A network-wide occasion
James Jager, mission lead at Binance Academy and the one that first recognized the assault, discussed the occasion with Cointelegraph. Jager stated:
“It was network-wide, which meant it affected all customers of litecoin that had an energetic litecoin deal with on the time. The deal with of the particular person chargeable for the dusting assault could be discovered right here: https://blockchair.com/litecoin/deal with/LeEMCDHmvDb2MjhVHGphYmoGeGFvdTuk2K
Commenting on the assault Jan Happel, co-founder of Glassnode, instructed Cointelegraph that “the time period ‘dusting assault’ is a reasonably broad assertion and the precise intent behind the assaults do not essentially all the time align to be the identical.” Happel additional defined:
“The particular person behind the dusting assault owns a mining pool based mostly out of Russia, EMCD[dot]io. They reached out to specific that their intent was to promote their mining pool to the customers of Litecoin, nevertheless, it is unclear from our perspective or anybody else’s as as to whether there have been different motives.”