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Bitcoin Core Dev Takes Responsibility for Critical Bug: “I’m Embarrassed and Sorry”

John Newbery, a Bitcoin Core developer and contributor to cryptocurrency research and development group Chaincode Labs, takes responsibility for a critical bug recently discovered on the Bitcoin network. As CryptoSlate reported, on September 20, a serious issue called “bug...

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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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Zaif Exchange Hack in Japan Provokes Security Caution From NEM

While the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif faces backlash following a Sept. 14 hack, the NEM.io Foundation, known for the NEM blockchain platform and XEM token, has reassured its asset holders that it remains unaffected. Nem Suspends Zaif Withdrawals During...

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Brazilian Crypto Exchanges Subpoenaed in Security Inquiry Amid Recent Hacking Scandal

As it evolves into one of the world’s leading hubs for cryptocurrency exchanges, Brazil’s government is taking questionable action to investigate potential money laundering usage. Brazil’s Top 10 Crypto Exchanges Receive Subpoenas A number of cryptocurrency exchanges have received...

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