Bitcoin SV, a controversial fork of bitcoin created in the aftermath of the 2017 blocksize wars, has suffered a “massive” attack that may have been an attempt to destroy the cryptocurrency.

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The bitcoin SV price, which hasn’t climbed along with bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies this past year, has lost around 5% since the so-called 51% attack.

Such attacks are attempts by miners that secure cryptocurrency blockchains in return for tokens to overwhelm the network and reorganize the record of transactions, potentially
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