as some of you know, some bitmain miners are using asicboost technology gaming POW system. basically, there are two ways to simplify/quicken the process of generating blocks, one of which is mining empty blocks. mining empty blocks has a lost opportunity price in bitcoin and it’s forks that give out fees to the miner, however peercoin burns fees, making mining empty blocks much more attractive to these cheaters.
here’s an example of one suspicious miner:
there is abnormally high percentage of empty blocks this miner does, for example have a look at height 332349:
blocks around it have plenty of transactions, but this one is conveniently empty.
what should we do about this? can we do anything?