Meet The Forkers

Here is my summary of the funds stolen by The Baddies and moved by The Goodies, with more details at How many ethers have been drained through the recursive call attacks on The DAO?:

And the detail results:

The consensus currently is that the Ethereum community seems to support the soft and hard forks to the Ethereum blockchain to firstly block the funds stolen by The Baddies, then to return the stolen funds to The DAO token holders.

Here is one survey.

A significant proportion of ether holders are also DAO token holders. From What percentage of Ethereum addresses that currently have an ETH balance, also have DAO Tokens?:

  • Using ETH accounts with balance > 0.0001 ETH, 14.43% DTH
  • Using ETH accounts with balance > 0.001 ETH, 19.78% DTH
  • Using ETH accounts with balance > 0.01 ETH, 25.76% DTH
  • Using ETH accounts with balance > 0.1 ETH, 35.59% DTH

From the results above, it seems that the many in the Ethereum community supported the concept of funding The DAO to grow the Ethereum ecosystem.

The Baddies have just made contact with The Goodies, as they their hacked ethers may either be locked up with the soft fork, or returned to The DAO token holders with a hard fork. See Communique from the White hat DAO joiner.

And here is the commit to the Go Ethereum node source code to handle the first soft-fork at block number 1800000 – Merge pull request #2735 from ethereum/release/1.4. You can track the gas limit trigger that will enable this soft-fork activation at DAO Soft Fork activation.

Miners will have to install the new version and turn on the flag geth [...] --dao-soft-fork [...].

Update 01:22 27/06/2016 AEST. The soft-fork is now live (provided the gas limit stays below 4,000k). The gas limit has dropped from ~4,712k to ~3,989k in the day after the soft-fork voting code was released. It will have to stay below 4k (the read line) in 4 days for The DAO attacker’s funds to be frozen by the soft-fork. From

Update 29/06/2016 – The soft-fork has a vulnerability to DDoS as the attacker can flood the Ethereum network with high-fee transactions. The nodes will propagate these transactions to other nodes. But when the miners process the high fee transactions, the lower fee transactions will be excluded from being processed. The filter to exclude the attacker’s transaction will only be applied just before the transaction is executed. Normal transaction will therefore be blocked. The soft-fork is being rolled back. Back to square 1.

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