10 reasons why 2019 is the year of the cryptocurrency 51% attack



1. Hashrate marketplaces

2. More ASICs are being released

3. Too many forks and too much sharing of mining algorithms

4. Attackers have gotten much more sophisticated

5. Mining farms keep getting larger

6. The bear market slashed hardware prices

7. The bear market slashed cryptocurrency prices

8. It’s easier to short crypto markets

9. More exchanges, more targets

10. Because it’s now 2019

2018 was the year of 51% attacks, but now it’s 2019 and it’s still the year of 51% attacks. Plus, the Ethereum Classic attack and subsequent refund drama ushered in the new year with a real bang that’s going to be hard to beat.”