A crippling BTC bug just removed

Even with so many people reviewing the Bitcoin core code, a bug with catastrophic consequences managed to avoid detection for over 2 years and was just closed on 18th September!

While an Associate Professor at Cornell University was quoted as saying that the DoS bug only required USD 80,000 to execute, in truth it probably required much more than that because that was only the cost of poisoning a block that the malicious actor had mined. It did not factor in the cost of acquiring enough hash power to mine the block in the first place.

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0.16.3.md#denial-of-service-vulnerability

https://coinidol.com/big-vulnerable-bug-in-bitcoin-software-could-have-indeed-crashed-currency/

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