Cryptocurrency exchange Fcoin criticised for Ethereum’s dilemma

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July 5, 2018 by
Cryptocurrency exchange Fcoin criticised for Ethereum’s dilemma

An unexpected congestion in the  Ethereum network has caused a lot of hue and cry amongst its individuals and node drivers. Following the blockage, ETH rates began sinking and touched a reduced of $405.29. It turns out that Fcoin, a cryptocurrency exchange, could be the wrongdoer behind Ethereum’s issue.

Reportedly, Fcoin executed a new ballot system which supposedly ‘incentivizes a Sybil strike’. A Sybil assault is an act of creating lots of phony identifications to acquire an overmuch enormous impact on a network. MyCrypto called the voting system to be ‘mind-numbingly despicable’ in a current Tweet.

Mycrypto has actually been quoted, as claiming,” Unsurprisingly, individuals that are economically incentivized to obtain a shit-token provided on a shit-exchange are sending out these tokens en masse to different accounts on the blockchain and after that to different accounts on the ‘exchange-who-must-not-be-named’ […] and hence resulting partially (or totally?) in the network blockage & high purchase fees that we’ve experienced these previous few days.”

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Fcoin embraced a new voting system rather unlike the conventional ones normally used by other crypto exchanges. The ballot system permits customers to elect symbols to be provided on the system using down payments. Therefore, one down payment equates to one ballot. Therefore, numerous symbols made deposits for obtaining ballots resulting in clogging of the network.
A Chinese crypto market aggregator reportedly discovered the trading volume on Fcoin to frequently be above $5 billion over a span of 24 Hr. The trading volume is attributed to a trans charge mining income version. The platform settles trading costs paid in BTC or ETH with its FEET symbols, till 51 percent is dispersed to the public, making investors the owner of the exchange, FCoin owner Jian Zhang stated in an interview with Fred Wang, owner of Mars Money.

Zhang asserted that Fcoin’s profits model is just a ‘misconstrued invention’. Inning accordance with reports, the exchanges which embraced the trans cost mining design saw their trading quantities top Binance. Another cryptocurrency exchange – Coinex – saw its trading volume shoot up by over 24000% in a 24 Hr period after embracing the new version.


A mechanical engineer turned journalist, Shekar takes a keen interest in the study and analysis of cryptocurrencies and blockchain strategy. With the cryptocurrency world blooming in the recent days, he finds great interest in monitoring their growth and gathering every possible piece of information about them. He works as a crypto-journalist for the website 1Bigbitcointeam.

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