How Ethereum’s Uncle Block Mechanism Could Raise the Chance of an Eclipse Attack

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What is an eclipse attack?

Data structure in Blockchain

Types of blocks in the Bitcoin blockchain

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Types of blocks in the Ethereum Blockchain

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Types of Blocks in Ethereum Blockchain

How uncle block rewards work

Uncle blocks and eclipse attacks

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How do eclipse attacks work?

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Alex Goldberg

A huge crypto fan. I believe that the decentralized world is the future, Blockchain technology is changing the world.