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Critical Bug Would Have Allowed Hackers to Create Bitcoin, Detector Hints at Sabotage

Bitcoin Core developers acknowledged a potentially devastating vulnerability in the code of the original cryptocurrency and appealed to miners to upgrade to their newly issued patch with immediate effect. If exploited, bug CVE-2018–17144 would have permitted bad actors to...

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Bitcoin Hash Rate Doubles in Three Months, Mining Now Costlier Than Buying One BTC

According to research by Sam Doctor, a quantitative analyst at Fundstrat, Bitcoin mining costs have doubled since May. Increasing Hash Rate Late last week, Doctor released a cost analysis of the notoriously expensive Bitcoin mining process that supports the pioneer...

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