Tag Archives: Bugs

‘Very Scary’: Bitcoin Core Developers Confirm Duplicate Transaction Bug Fix

Bitcoin developers released a new version of the Bitcoin Core client September 18 after fixing a “very scary” bug which could have seen a malicious party take many nodes offline. Upgrade ‘As Soon As Possible’ In release notes for Bitcoin Core version 0.16.3, Wladimir van der Laan confirmed the vulnerability, known as CVE-2018-17144, had received an effective patch.… Read More »

What Intel’s Foreshadow Flaw Means for the Future of Cryptocurrency

Yet another dire security flaw was unveiled Tuesday with potential ripple effects across the tech world, including for cryptocurrency projects seeking to leverage certain hardware devices. Following a pair of bugs unveiled earlier this year, the Foreshadow vulnerability impacts all Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) enclaves, a special, supposedly extra-secure region of chip often used for storing sensitive… Read More »

Bitcoin Core Developer Reveals ‘Critical’ Bug in Bitcoin Cash

Cryptocurrency industry and community figures are reacting after it emerged a Bitcoin Core developer fixed a “critical” bug in the code for the Bitcoin Cash hard fork. Fields: Bug ‘Would Have Split’ Chain In a blog post August 10th, Corey Fields relates how in April 2018 he anonymously reported the consensus bug, known as SIGHASH_BUG. A so-called ‘chain-splitting’… Read More »

BPs Freezing Seven Accounts is a Violation of the EOS Constitution

EOS is back in the news again, this time for apparently violating its constitution. According to reports, the 21 EOS BPs have frozen seven accounts allegedly involved in a phising scam. The decision to freeze the accounts has brought up a lot of controversies. Many critics say it is yet another example of the lack of decentralization in… Read More »

Cold Reception? Crypto Critics Ignite After EOS Blockchain ‘Freeze’

You may have missed it, but over the weekend, transactions on the live EOS blockchain came to a complete – yet temporary – halt. Coming less than 48 hours after the much-anticipated blockchain network went live, the announcement kicked off a social firestorm (not to mention a reported 5 percent drop in the value of the network’s cryptocurrency).… Read More »