From a Bitcoin bug fix to a new decentralized exchange, here are some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto.
Bitcoin Core developers fixed a denial-of-service bug that could allow a bad actor to double spend a transaction, place it in a block and temporarily crash a segment of the network. The exploitation would cause an attacker to forfeit their block reward, worth an estimated $75,000 at today’s prices.
Developers are urging Bitcoin Core uses to patch the bug by implementing the update.
The bug in the Bitcoin Core code also exposes smaller cryptocurrencies to an attack. DigiByte announced an upgrade for immediate release.
Check out #DigiByte Core 6.16.5, released yesterday but we’ve been busy letting Exchanges / Pools know about it. Fixes the Bitcoin bug I made a vid about. Definitely upgrade immediately!
Much respect to the $DGB devs & their super rapid response as always!https://t.co/NUfEHnp8SX
— Josiah (Not giving away Crypto) Spackman (@dgb_chilling) September 20, 2018
Ethereum and XRP
Ethereum has quickly regained its spot as the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap.
XRP overtook Ethereum for a matter of hours during a massive price surge, at one point earning 64% gains in less than 24 hours. Since then, Ethereum has had a run of its own that helped it retake the #2 spot.
Dash Text launched in Venezuela. The Venezuela-based company lets users send SMS-based DASH transactions.