51% Attack

A 51 percent attack is a fictitious scenario in which more than half of a ’s are controlled by a single party.

In such a case, a ’s consensus is no longer sufficiently spread to be functional, leaving the vulnerable to manipulation.

Attackers having more than 50% control of a would be able to halt, reverse, and duplicate new transactions, which would be disastrous for any .

Notably, as a expands in size, distribution, and value, a 51 percent assault gets more complex and expensive.