Browsing the "Bitcoin Core" Tag

Not Everyone Wants to Fix Bitcoin’s ‘Time Warp Attack’ – Here’s Why

| Alyssa Hertig

A bit of a debate has revved up about bitcoin's "time warp attack" and whether it's an exploit or an unintended advantage.

‘Nothing Is Decentralized’: Crypto Springs Confronts Tech’s Shortcomings

| Leigh Cuen

The tone distinguishing Crypto Springs from the plethora of blockchain conferences was an acute focus on uncomfortable and open-ended questions.

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‘Bitcoin Bug’ Exploited on Crypto Fork as Attacker Prints 235 Million Pigeoncoins

| Alyssa Hertig

Using a major bug found and fixed on bitcoin last month, an attacker was able to print 235 million coins on "pigeoncoin."

In Wake of ‘Major Failure,’ Bitcoin Code Review Comes Under Scrutiny

| Alyssa Hertig

In the wake of a severe code vulnerability, bitcoin developers are asking if current code review processes are enough to prevent further failures.

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The Latest Bitcoin Bug Was So Bad, Developers Kept Its Full Details a Secret

| Alyssa Hertig

This week's major bitcoin bug was even worse than developers let on – it could have been used to effectively print more bitcoin.

One of Investors’ Favorite Governance Blockchains Is Handing Over $20 Million

| Brady Dale

Investors are looking forward to Decred's new approach to blockchain governance – in part, because its devs are opening up $20 million in tokens.

Bitcoin Core Developers Move to Fix Denial-of-Service Software Bug

| Alyssa Hertig

An abnormally severe bug has been discovered in bitcoin's software, with possible ramifications for lightning users.

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Bitcoin’s Next Big Software Upgrade to Feature New Language for Crypto Keys

| Alyssa Hertig

A new version of Bitcoin Core is coming, including a new key language and more. CoinDesk assembles the earliest and most interesting details.

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Bitcoin’s Biggest Startups Are Backing a New Effort to Keep Fees Low

| Alyssa Hertig

A project called Bitcoin Optech is launching to ensure companies like Coinbase and Square know the best technologies out there to reduce user fees.

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Schnorr Is Looking Poised to Become Bitcoin’s Biggest Change Since SegWit

| Alyssa Hertig

Highly-respected bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille unveiled a draft document outlining the technical makeup of bitcoin's likely next major upgrade.