Bitcoin Core Developer Cory Fields Revealed as Finder of Vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash Consensus


A vulnerability in the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) consensus that could have fatally harmed the network was found and pointed out by Bitcoin Core developer Cory Fields. He went on to share the debacle in a lengthy blog post, once again stirring the debate of responsible disclosure in open source projects.

“On April 25, 2018, I anonymously and privately disclosed a critical vulnerability in Bitcoin Cash, one of the world’s most valuable cryptocurrencies — not to be confused with Bitcoin. A successful exploit of this vulnerability could have been so disruptive that transacting Bitcoin Cash safely would no longer be possible, completely undermining the utility (and thus the value) of the currency itself,” Fields announced.

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