IOTA hack and subsequent hard-fork


IOTA boasted to be the first team to solve the problem of decentralized graph-based payment system, that are parallelizable by design and are so easy to process that you may get away with paying no fees. In reality though, the top-10 cryptocurrency has a pretty serious vulnerability that allows hackers to steal funds from any wallet using nothing but commodity hardware, and is centralized with no real roadmap towards decentralization.

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