It has been stated that an intelligent contact connected to a clone of the FOMO3D game is the reason for the recent clogging of the Ethereum network. Transactions related to the game's underlying contract raised ethereal prices up to 140% from last week, according to an analysis by Amberdata, a blockchain analysis platform.
FOMO3D is a game developed by an anonymous group called Team JUST as a parody of what it believes has become the cryptography market.
The game invites participants to buy access to the Ethereum keys to win all the ether ruled by intelligent contact. The last person who buys a key before a timer expires at zero wins the content of the smart contract – the fact is that every time a key is purchased, 30 seconds are added to the timer.
The Mysterious Clone
The FOMO3D contract currently contains 21.775 ETHs, with a timer that is around 3 minutes. However, this is not the contract that clogs the network. The culprit seems to be a clone, which takes the name of "Lastwinner". The clone does not have a public interface, but a statement made by the creators of FOMO3D has warned that a scam is likely to occur.
Ether would presumably be sent to and from the smart contract to create the illusion of an active game to attract participants. The JUST team claims that at some point the syndicate that runs it will disappear with the contents of the portfolio.
The positive aspect of all this is that stress is testing the Ethereum network. When FOMO3D was launched, it quickly became the busiest address on the network, raising the price of gas in July.
At some point there was speculation that the miners of Ethereum were colluding to influence the outcome of the game. Whether it's true or not, it forced the Ethereum community to consider the ability and vulnerabilities of the network.
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