Blockchain agency Elrond has invited hackers to assault its community in the course of the coming incentivized stress check.
According to an announcement on June 2, the coming Elrond incentivized stress check will embrace quite deal of altogether different assaults on the community. Elrond CEO Beniamin Mincu defined to Cointelegraph:
“Anything that takes the community down is allowed, arrivederci as it is not break the legislation or social privateness of individuals. So DDoS-ing, highjacking rewards, stealing cash, double spending, minting new cash & different comparable conditions – we’ll reward each profitable try and do any of these issues.”
A blockchain remodeled right into a cyber battleground
Per the announcement, the stress check “will see Elrond’s test network changed into a virtual battleground.” The occasion will characteristic a $40,000 prize pool to incentivize participation inside the stress check forward of the primary community’s launch.
After the check, individuals will obtain $20,000 inside the community’s native ERD tokens. Furthermore, a further $20,000 is allotted to staking rewards for mainnet node operators to be far-flung over the resultant 12 months.
Mincu mentioned that the stress check will even embrace a number of community restarts and burdensome forks. The occasion will happen on June four and – after its completion – last preparations for the mainnet launch will start:
“[This test] is the ultimate and most vital step earlier than the Elrond mainnet. Through it, we’ll show a strong and performant community resultant in the launch. This is a exceptional milestone, and as soon as 15 days have one-handed the place the community runs with out interruptions in a excessive TPS atmosphere, we’ll know Elrond is able to go dwell.”
A method to check reliability
Stress assessments are often accustomed verify how dependable blockchain networks are below excessive circumstances.
One instance of such a check was the BCH Stress Test Day in early September 2019. The occasion detected the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community course of 2.1 million proceedings inside 24 hours.