Published on March 22nd, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin Unlimited Knocked Out By Bug
For over a year, attackers have had the ability to crash Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin Classic nodes.
One day earlier, the security researcher who found the vulnerability had reached out to Bitcoin Magazine.
While Bitcoin Classic was a relatively popular alternative to Bitcoin Core last year, Bitcoin Unlimited has been gaining traction lately.
The world’s largest mining pool — AntPool — announced it would switch to Bitcoin Unlimited, as have several smaller pools.
“I am rather dismayed at the poor level of code quality in Bitcoin Unlimited and I suspect there [is] a raft of other issues,” a security researcher identifying herself only as “Charlotte Gardner” told Bitcoin Magazine on Monday.