If you haven't heard yet bitcoin cash has a hard fork coming up on May 15th. There is already more than reasonable suspicion that there will be another attack during the upgrade. A large miner with 35% of the hash rate has appeared at just about the time BSV hash rate dropped. There have also been many veiled threats of an attack by pro BSV trolls on reddit. Recently there was also a 6 block deep chain reorg on the BSV blockchain. This got me thinking. What if this wasn't just another mess due to bad policies and code. What if this time it was a test of a planned attack.
Could such an attack be carried out on the BCH chain? If a miner with over 35% of the hash rater was to attempt to flood the blockchain with garbage transactions known only to those miners what could happen? Would they have trouble propagating due to the way they are not being relayed until included in a block and possibly cause a reorg on the BCH chain. Is BSV's goal to attempt this? Even if they don't or can't succeed in the attack could their goal be just to cause enough confusion to force another BCH selloff? They have already demonstrated that they will stop at nothing to damage BCH.
It's going to be a rough couple of weeks and I'm sure the popcorn industry is loving it.