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- Feb 2022
blockchain-based crypto-currency networks are susceptible to denial-of-service and other nuisance attacks. Attacks that cannot violate the trust of the distributed asset ledger, but can clog the pipes and attempt to confuse the participants.
I understand how a centralized system can be subject to DDoS, but how can a blockchain-based crypto-currency network (distributed on several identical nodes) be possibly affected by DDoS? Are we talking here of a single node being affected? Can we just remove the node and move on as is the case if there is attempt to falsify data in a specific node?