So #fomo3d ended, and the winner made off with 10,469 ETH. It looks like it took a successful block stuffing attack to end it. I look forward to seeing an analysis of how much the attacker/winner paid in gas fees to run out the clock.— nic carter 🧊 (@nic__carter) August 22, 2018
The Winning StrategyMotherboard provides detailed specifics as to exactly how the winner achieved his gaming of the system but, in layman’s terms, the victor merely paid exorbitant transaction fees to ensure a high degree of difficulty for other players to successfully verify a key purchase in time.
Cheating or Ingenious?Some people might be tempted to call this strategy cheating, but the game’s inventor told Motherboard that he wouldn’t classify it as unfair. So, how much did the winner pay to rig the system? According to an official announcement via Discord, the strategist forked over at least $11,000 to win the $3 million jackpot. What do you think about Fomo3D? Was the first jackpot winner’s strategy cheating, ingenious, or both? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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