Bitcoin Unlimited, hereinafter BU, appeared to suffer a second denial-of-service (DOS) attack Tuesday, node numbers plummeting by over 100 in minutes.
According to reports, the sudden offlining was due to a second bug found following that which last week shut down 50 percent of nodes.
The events appear to prove suspicions from Bitcoin Core developer Greg Maxwell, who at the time of the first shutdown said that BU included further bugs which “remain unfixed.”
Fellow Core developer Peter Todd meanwhile highlighted the unusual behavior accompanying the bug and its patching by....
Bitcoin.com pool has lost 13.21 BTC or over $12,000 USD due to a bug in BitcoinUnlimited software, which caused it to mine a block bigger than 1MB.
Bitcoin.com, an information portal, which also provides mining pool services has lost out on 13.2 BTC due to a bug in the Bitcoin Unlimited software, which is used on the pool.
Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Unlimited developer Andrew Stone a.k.a. “theZerg” to figure out what really happened:
Bitcoinist: So what caused this bug?
Andrew Stone (AS): The bug was caused by a miscounting of....
With over 700 BU-compatible nodes in existence right now, things get very interesting.
The ongoing “competition” between Unlimited and Core nodes remains quite intriguing to keep an eye on. Over the past few days, the number of Unlimited compatible nodes has increased to 736. Quite a significant number, even though it includes some nodes that other platforms may not see as “compatible”. It is evident the Bitcoin Unlimited support continues to grow. More progress is needed to address bitcoin’s scalability in the near future.
While additional support....
Last week, Bitcoin Core version 0.13.1 was released, officially bringing Segregated Witness (SegWit) to Bitcoin. 4 days in, 13.7% of Bitcoin nodes has already upgraded to Bitcoin Core 0.13.1, supporting the activation of SegWit.
SegWit is an innovative scaling technology developed and introduced by the Bitcoin Core development team. Once it reaches a soft fork activation threshold, it will separate the transaction signatures from the initial transactional data, which immediately increases the capacity of blocks and eliminate transaction malleability.
Like all soft forks, the SegWit....
ViaBTC has mined its first official Bitcoin Unlimited block after confirming it allocated its entire hashing power to mining on the platform.
ViaBTC’s First Bitcoin Unlimited Block.
ViaBTC is the fifth-largest mining pool in the world by hashrate distribution. It announced it had officially mined its first Bitcoin Unlimited block on October 10, with a coinbase size vote of 2 MB.
Almost immediately after ViaBTC’s appearance at Roger Ver’s “Free Speech Party” in Milan, Italy, the pool also announced it is now allocating 100 percent of....