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Building Blockchain Projects by Narayan Prusty

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Sybil attack

An attacker can attempt to fill the network with regular nodes controlled by him; you would then be very likely to connect only to the attacker nodes. Once you have connected to the attacker nodes, the attacker can refuse to relay blocks and transactions from everyone, thereby disconnecting you from the network. The attacker can relay only blocks that he creates, thereby putting you on a separate network, and so on.

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