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The Hidden War in Solana: DDoS Attacks Between Competitors

In the Solana (SOL) network, a covert war occurs between major players, each trying to “sink” their competitors.

Analyst Duo Nine spoke about the hidden battle and the schemes used by its participants.

Solana’s Major Players in War

Duo Nine claims that among the major crypto projects on Solana, there is a hidden war that even ordinary participants in the crypto community — potential victims of the confrontation — are unaware of. According to him, users may be unable to conduct a transaction on Solana due to the conflict.

The analyst believes that major players are launching DDoS attacks against each other to gain priority in adding their transactions to the cryptocurrency’s blockchain. As a result, users of the projects targeted by rivals cannot conduct a transaction because the attacking side occupies all the space in the blocks. This can also be visible in validators’ data.

Delays in conducting operations can lead to network malfunctions. The reputation of the project targeted by such attacks can also suffer. As a result, users of problematic platforms may decide to switch to competitors’ sites. For this reason, the warring sides are spending billions of dollars on the attacks to benefit.

According to Duo Nine, victims of the attacks create new wallets, but the solution does not help, as the fresh address is also at risk of being targeted by a spam attack.

“A specific Solana wallet can be attacked by spamming it from +100 different bot wallets. You DDOS it every second with the smallest Solana unit… Because each block will be filled with receiving transactions, that wallet cannot send out any transactions! It’s effectively unusable,” Duo Nine stated.

The war leads to dissatisfaction among users of projects in the Solana ecosystem and angers developers. Duo Nine noted that it is “killing” Solana, and no solution to the problem has been found.

Questions about the network emerged in the spring of 2024, thanks to the hype around Solana meme coins. The interest in these altcoins became a reason for analyzing their security. In April 2024, Blockaid analysts found that half of the token presales on Solana were fraudulent.

Interestingly, as early as 2022, many crypto community members predicted the project’s demise. One of the main investors in Solana was the FTX crypto exchange, which collapsed in November 2022. Still, Solana survived and managed to demonstrate growth.

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In conclusion, the Solana network is embroiled in a covert war between major players aiming to undermine their competitors by launching DDoS attacks. This hidden battle has led to delays in transactions, network malfunctions, and damage to the reputation of targeted projects. Users of problematic platforms may consider switching to competitors as a result. Despite the attacks, victims are unable to find a solution to the problem, leading to dissatisfaction among users and developers in the Solana ecosystem. The emergence of fraudulent token presales on Solana in 2024 has further highlighted security concerns. Despite challenges, Solana has managed to survive and demonstrate growth, overcoming predictions of its demise.

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