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Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:11:07 AM »

Back in BTT forum I was advocating DPOS for the zennet guys to use it. CoinHoader has a deep knowledge in DPOS and defended it well to what the other user think about DPOS and its disadvantage.  The Zennet project is a very ambitious one but with huge potential. Just imagine if it is using DPOS technology. Hopefully we can convince them.

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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 05:42:10 AM »
What is the so called "kill switch" vulnerability?
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 06:33:26 AM »
Kill switch ??  Tell us more !!
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 07:19:10 AM »
According to the forum user named Huntercrafterminers , "kill switch": an ability of the genesis block generator to erase the whole chain and restart it. To the rest of I3 team , is this possible? or the guy is only spreading FUD?

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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 02:09:40 PM »
FUD. Nothing to add
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 02:18:32 PM »
The same holds true for bitcoin too.

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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 02:29:10 PM »
The developer may consider other 2.0 technologies that are available . The original choice was DPOS. What made them seek alternatives was a comment from a guy I think is a part of the team. As I mentioned , CoinHoader did a point by point why the developer must choose DPOS. 

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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 03:27:28 PM »
According to the forum user named Huntercrafterminers , "kill switch": an ability of the genesis block generator to erase the whole chain and restart it. To the rest of I3 team , is this possible? or the guy is only spreading FUD?

How is this technically accomplished?
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 09:21:07 PM »
You just change the harcoded genesis block in the client .. just what all altcoins do
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 09:26:45 PM »
Calling it a kill switch is plain FUD. You can make forks of anything and convince people to switch.
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2015, 01:00:06 AM »
According to the forum user named Huntercrafterminers , "kill switch": an ability of the genesis block generator to erase the whole chain and restart it. To the rest of I3 team , is this possible? or the guy is only spreading FUD?

Is this still possible?
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Re: Is so called "kill switch" a DPOS vulnerability?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2015, 01:48:07 AM »
I remember CoinHoarder, smart guy. Positive about lots of BitShares innovations but was against dilution. Hasn't been around here a lot since.

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