A little investigation into the Ethereum network attack of August 2018

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Total gas price has been pumped up. Source:https://ethgasstation.info/
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A visualization of just a chunk of addresses involved in spamming of the Ethereum network, which I prepared with pygraphistry. See the text.
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Zoomed-in blob around the smart contract Oxdd9f… . Every individual point is a unique address calling the smart contract.
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etherscan.io
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https://bloxy.info/address_stat/0x60d0cc2ae15859f69bf74dadb8ae3bd58434976b
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… and the list goes on. Source: https://bloxy.info/address_stat/0x60d0cc2ae15859f69bf74dadb8ae3bd58434976b
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Just a tiny piece of the puzzle. Graph for 0x242aa8c63aab36df59ce19aaccd020fe4114c349 generated with https://bloxy.info/graphs/0x242aa8c63aab36df59ce19aaccd020fe4114c349
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0x5d5769237c6abb34de80a4a26f953612e2efc4d7
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The number of transactions on Ethereum network has been going down. Source: etherscan.io

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