Bitcoin double-spend spotted in the wild

Bitcoin double-spend spotted in the wild

BitMEX Research has identified what it believes to be a double-spent Bitcoin transaction... worth $21. BitMEX Research has identified a suspected double-spend transaction valued at 0.00062063 BTC or roughly $21 — and it doesn’t appear to be an instance of that popular replace-by-fee wallet hack. On Jan. 20, BitMEX’s ForkMonitor noted that “multiple blocks were produced at height 666833.” BitMEX Research tweeted:[1/2] There was a stale Bitcoin block today, at height 666,833. SlushPool has beaten F2Pool in a race. It appears as if a small double spend of around 0.00062063 BTC ($21) was....


Related News

GlassHunt Will Not Reimburse Double-Spend Tool Users Affected By Hack

The GlassHunt Double Spend Tool was exploited through an SQL hack. The assailant broke into the company database and seized close to US$5,000 worth of Bitcoin in the process The GlassHunt Bitcoin Double Spend Tool has been quite successful so far. Many people have tried this solution in an attempt to successfully double-spend their Bitcoins. However, the service has undergone a significant setback. An unknown hacker stole nearly US$5,000 worth of Bitcoin from active users who were waiting to double spend funds. The saying “karma is a bitch” seems to apply here. Any company successfully....

Bitcoin Wallets Vulnerable To Opt-in Replace-by-fee Double Spend Attacks

The topic of transaction fees has been kicked around a few times in the world of Bitcoin, but the question remains whether or not wallets are ready to deal with opt-in replace-by-fee. Several exchange platforms have taken the necessary steps to detect opt-in replace-by-fee situations, but more efforts are needed. It will come as a big surprise to find out a lot of most popular Bitcoin wallet solutions in existence have some serious flaws regarding security, as well as detecting double-spends. Especially this latter part is of particular worry, as a double-spend attack puts the recipient at....

Verisign Patent Addresses Double Spending in Digital Currency

Patents are not something native to the Bitcoin world, but that isn’t keeping companies from trying to file them anyway. Bank of America has been trying to patent various blockchain-based solutions in the recent months, and now Verisign is looking to do the same. Based on a recent Medium post, we can see how Verisign wants to address the double spend scenario in the digital currency world. Verisign Solved The Double Spend Problem? Even though very few people are concerned about the prospect of being subject to a double spend in the Bitcoin world, although other types of digital currency....

BlockCypher: Zero Confirmation Bitcoin Transactions Still Viable

BlockCypher provides Bitcoin wallet services to larger organizations such as exchanges and payment providers. During the recent fracas of "dust" transactions crowding the Bitcoin network, one of their larger clients, Erik Voorhees' ShapeShift.io, suffered a double-spend attack amounting to 2.6 BTC. The biggest offering of BlockCypher is what they call a "Confidence Factor" which basically means what it sounds like - if the processor is reasonably sure (as in more than 99%) that a double-spend will not be attempted, the transaction is processed with zero confirmations. BlockCypher describes....

Bitcoin Eyes $41,000-Retest as Two Indicators Confirms Bull Run

Bitcoin bulls should brace for a wild upside run towards $41,000. According to Scott Melker, crypto trader and host of WOAS Podcast, the cryptocurrency’s sharp rebound from $32,000 to above $38,000 confirmed two textbook bullish reversal indicators: Double Bottom and Falling Wedge. Bitcoin Double Bottom Starting with the Double Bottom, Mr. Melker highlighted two consecutive […]