31 Oct '16, 10am

Blockchain Could Have Prevented Last Weeks DDoS Attack

Blockchain Could Have Prevented Last Weeks DDoS Attack

“By using the Bitcoin blockchain to bind the name to a public key and DNS information, Blockstack allows anyone to register a name while simultaneously ensuring that only the name’s owner can control it,” says Nelson. “If the Dyn attackers wanted to knock websites offline in Blockstack, they would have to attack either the individual sites or attack the Bitcoin network itself. Even then, all the Dyn attackers could do is slow down name updates,” he added.

Full article: https://news.bitcoin.com/blockchain-prevented-ddos-attack/

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