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Would a 51% attack be easier if an attacker can DoS certain nodes?

I am wondering whether a 51% attack would be simplified by being able to remotely crash miner nodes. Consider the following scenario: Malicious mining pool A controls 16% percent of the mining power ...
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Denial attacks by submitting transactions with strategically calculated gas prices

As can be understood from the title, there is a specific form of denial attack where specific transactions are blocked by submitting transactions with strategically calculated gas prices. Example 1: ...
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Why are coins at risk when honestly staking?

It has been repeatedly written that staking nodes should buy DDoS protection or be at risk of losing their coins. Can someone explain why an honest staker is at risk of losing his coins in case it ...
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What is meant by the term “gas”?

An Ethereum application that I want to use talks about needing "gas" to run. What is gas, and where do I get it?