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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

After Misleading Users, BitPay is Being ‘Forked’

A backlash against BitPay for misleading users has resulted in their software being forked, meaning its code will be altered so that users have a Bitcoin Core based option for bitcore. On August 18, Bitcoin developer Nicolas Dourier begun to fork the code from BitPay’s bitcore so that merchants can get paid in bitcoin while avoiding upgrading to SegWit2x, which…

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A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Tech

A Security Threat to the Bitcoin Blockchain?

In a report to be featured at the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in May, Aviv Zohar of The Hebrew University present findings on how an attack to the Bitcoin Blockchain can occur via the Internet’s routing infrastructure. In this paper, Zohar and his collaborators Maria Apostolaki and Laurent Vanbever, show off two ways a Border Gateway Protocol…

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Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Commentary, News

Probability of Bitcoin Unlimited Hard Fork Execution: Where It Is Now

The majority of the Bitcoin community believes a hard fork execution will not occur anytime soon. Experts and developers including Andreas Antonopoulos, BitGo engineer Jameson Lopp and Charlie Shrem have noted that Bitcoin Unlimited is not ready for production and its policies toward closed development are not being supported by the market. Over the past few weeks, the Bitcoin Unlimited…

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BU Phantom Menace Exploits xThin Vulnerability, Nodes Temporarily Destroyed

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

BU Phantom Menace Exploits xThin Vulnerability, Nodes Temporarily Destroyed

The Bitcoin community is at risk of bifurcation in all senses of the word. We are now witnessing a contentious political split between “small blockers” and “big blockers” while simultaneously facing the possibility of a hard fork. On the afternoon of March 14, SegWit “small block” supporters aimed, fired, and reloaded round after round of 150 character tweets, aimed at…

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“Nobody has Synced an Electrum Server from Genesis for Over a Year.”

Category: Bitcoin, Interviews, News, Tech

“Nobody has Synced an Electrum Server from Genesis for Over a Year.”

Electrum is one of the oldest and remains a favorite light client for Bitcoin. It works with a network of servers that feed the clients with block data. But with the growth of the Blockchain, starting a new server has become nearly impossible, so that the creation of new servers has ultimately come to a halt; until Neil Booth’s ElectrumX…

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