Satoshi’s Heel: Is Mining Infrastructure A Vulnerability That Could Take Down Bitcoin? Today

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The Bitcoin mining network presents a potential vulnerability to the network that could prove to be an Achilles’ heel unless addressed.

Does Bitcoin have a critical weakness?

In Greek mythology, Thetis dipped her infant son Achilles into the River Styx to give him the power of invulnerability. Achilles grew to become a seemingly-invincible warrior, but he was felled when a poison arrow struck him in the heel, the very spot where Thetis had held him when she dipped him in the river. She’d missed just one tiny spot, but that was the downfall of Achilles.

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