Tag: GitHub

How a Trader Lost $1,200 in 100 Seconds

A fool and his money are soon parted. When it comes to dealing with cryptocurrency, it’s important to know exactly what you’re doing. However, not only new crypto users fall victim to lurking predators, even a crypto OG will slip up once in awhile. Here’s a story about a reddit user – tycooperaow – losing over $1,200 in a matter of seconds. It all started with a mnemonic passphrase that was accidentally …
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Five Cryptocurrencies Had Over 1,000 GitHub Commits in 2017

Gauging the actual value of any cryptocurrency has always been difficult. Many people look at the market cap or the value per coin. Others look at the number of network transactions and how many merchants accept it as a form of payment. Another area worth looking into is how many commits and merges are conducted by people contributing to individual currencies and projects. When looking at this metric, there are some interesting …
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Bitcoin Gold Website and GitHub Repo Allowed Users to Download a Malicious Windows Client

Cryptocurrency users have been targeted by hackers and other criminals more times than anyone cares to count. The number of attack vectors also continues to increase. Lately, we have seen an uptick in malicious wallet downloads distributed through official channels. The Bitcoin Gold website, for example, linked to a nefarious wallet for over 36 hours until the issue was discovered. That’s a very troublesome development which may have major repercussions. Another Bitcoin Gold …
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Parity Team Was Aware of Multisig Bug but Postponed Implementing Fix

The Parity multisignature issue involving the freezing of Ethereum funds has taken yet another major plot twist. More specifically, the Parity team has acknowledged that they could have easily prevented the freeze but failed to do so. With over 500,000 Ether still locked up in smart contracts, it is evident the company’s negligence was a big factor. How all of this will play out remains to be determined. Parity is Partially at Fault …
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