They say, keep your friends close, and enemies even closer. This may be true for Blockschine technology, especially when it comes to new platforms.
As already reported, the last Bitcoin Gold fork fell victim to the DDoS attack the same day it began.
According to the official Bitcoin Gold account on Twitter, the platform was under a huge number of requests, about 10 million requests in a minute.
The site did not work for most of the day with such a volume, and it took a couple of days to fully restore the operation.
Blockchain as a solution for DDoS
The problem for Bitcoin Gold was the bandwidth – the ability of the site to process data from connecting users. This bandwidth can be combined and sold to companies seeking protection from DDoS.
Daan Pepidzhyn, the expert on hacking:
“During a DDoS attack, this spare bandwidth is utilized to deflect and absorb the bad traffic coming from zombie machines (the same ones that the bad hackers have taken over).
[Now], anyone with a computer, fast broadband connection, and spare bandwidth can rent out excess bandwidth in order to contribute to global and regional pools of DDoS mitigation nodes.”
With the help of decentralized needs, the technology allows companies to protect “banking” resources from future attacks.
Stimulating white hackers
Blochain is also used to stimulate good hackers who seek to protect platforms from bad hackers.
For example, the Dash crypto currency recently used a group of about 60,000 white hackers to study their Blockspace platform trying to find errors.
By stimulating good hackers, crypto-currency platforms protect users from theft and themselves from shame and huge losses.