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Breaking: yesterday the Stellar network went down for about 2 hours... only those who run validators noticed it.

no new transactions were added for ~2 hours.

network stats:
what basically happened was that a critical mass of nodes went down causing a cascading failure and so the entire network went down but because it isn't frequently used, few noticed.

this scenario was discussed in a new paper from @yongdaek et al.…

here is a site tracking validating node activity:

i guess it is time to update AreWeDecentralizedYet (which was originally created by @ummjackson):
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#ETNFacts : #Electroneum ranks pretty well against some of the top #cryptocurrencies in daily transaction volume as well as web traffic by unique users and global page views on Alexa. Take a look at the chart below.

#ETN #Stellar #BTC #LTC #dash #dgb #xlm #fintech #crypto #news
#ETNFacts : #Electroneum on Alexa ranks #3 in web traffic globally vs other top #cryptocurrencies. Web #Metrics is a strong indicator of popularity, usability & interest in a project. These are Certified Alexa stats which means bot traffic is omitted.

#ETN #crypto #Cryptonews
#ETNFacts: Many #Crypto Enthusiasts only look at #Github commits and categorize a projects' activity. #Electroneum is different in this regards as it is a #Fintech / #Blockchain Hybrid & has a lot of closed source code as well as it open source on GT. See Fact Below:

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1/ M&A in token economies is fascinating and under-discussed. Any other space with massive capitalization followed by a bear market would see significant consolidation. No so in crypto. Thread below curates some of the best thinking about what’s going on.
2/ Historically, M&A has been used as a way to acquire IP, talent or users/customers. When @coinbase hired LinkedIn’s Corp Dev star @emiliemc, some wondered whether this meant the industry was in for a new spate of acquisitions.
3/ In the exchanges and services space, this has certainly been the case, with @circlepay acquiring @Poloniex and @Coinbase going on a spree including @CipherBrowser, @earndotcom, broker-dealer Keystone Capital Corp, and decentralized exchange @ParadexIO.
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