An unlucky user of Ethereum bitcoin faced transaction fees after their crypto bot went wrong. It happened this week. The owner of a single address almost spent ~584,000 dollars to get a handful of transactions.
An analytics firm named Amberdata identified the issue. It is done after the incident managed the price of gas up by more than 1700 percent. Amber data looked at the problem deeply and located that the different activities which were produced, by a single address.
Amber data initially felt that the reason behind the issue was Money Laundering. Then, Amberdata finally researched and then looked to see which diggers had collected the fee. Then the company found that the price had gone to different digging pools which include Sparkpool, Nanopool, and Ethermine.
The sum amount of Ethereum which the user had delivered was the same as the gas cost in every transaction. The Amberdata firm observed it. Now it believes that someone made a mistake of the transaction fee to the crypto network.
Sparkpool has admitted the present position. Sparkpool almost received ~300, 000 dollars. The mining pool specifies that the incident activated its emergency system operations. And they also indicated that it is waiting for the contact by the rightful owner so that a point of course activity can be controlled.
The Ethereum Blockchain is fixed and rigid. There is a window of time while transaction processing has been canceled, mistakes happen naturally. All the transactions seem to have been verified, but unfortunately, this is not repeated in this situation.
Sparkpool firm almost has collected the astronomical transaction fees. The mining pool Sparkpool has held problematic transaction fees. It is holding onto the digger rewards and waiting to get contact with the rightful owner to extend it further. If no one makes contact in the next few days, the spark pool needs to issue the rewards to their lucky users.
Some speculate that the high amount of fees are being used to launder money in some way. The Twitter account for the decentralized exchange Saturn Network explains how the transaction fees could be used to wash dirty funds so they appears as “honest miner income.”
Someone just paid 2100 ETH for transaction fees.
That is over $300,000 spent to transfer $15.
Did they mistaken the fee with sending value? pic.twitter.com/Te1NKlcD6K
— Alec Ziupsnys (@AlecZiupsnys) February 19, 2019
The transaction wasn’t openly publicized that could suggest that the block the charges was in was mined by a complicit miner. However, it is confirmed that such types of transactions were sent with few of the quickest speeds that the Etheruem blockchain has seen so far.