Why Isn't XTRABYTES vulnerable to a 51% attack?

While owning 51% of the STATIC nodes would not be technically or financially impossible, this in itself does not ensure control over the STATIC node network. With PoSign consensus, a minority of STATIC nodes or even a single offline STATIC (call it an ace in the hole) could blacklist any number of STATIC nodes that do not agree on consensus.

In this case, owners of the blacklisted STATIC nodes would have to come back into consensus before they would be allowed to return to active status.

Simply put, a 51% attack is not a possibility on the XTRABYTES network.
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XTRABYTES and XBY
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Nov 30, 2017
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