Dash, which currently ranks among the 10 most traded crypto currencies on the market, apparently came under attack and had to upgrade the security of its network.
In a statement the company said that Dash Core v0.14.0.3 will upgrade the security of the wallet and P2P client for the crypto coin, because of an abnormally high network load on the Dash network, which peaked on August 7th.
“Last week there was an abnormally high network load on the Dash network consisting of around a million 1 input 1 output transactions with a fee just higher than 1 duff per byte,” the company said.
According to company officials the Dash network was either attacked or had been subjected to an external stress test.
“After contacting all likely community members who could have executed this and finding that none of them were involved, it appears that the artificial load on the Dash network was either a stress test by someone outside of the Dash developer community or was an attempted attack”, the statement also reads.
On August 7th the mempool of the network spiked to over 46 MB and took hours to clear, the company also notes.
According to Der Spiegel as of February 2019, Dash was the most popular crypto currency in Venezuela.