In a Medium web blog post by Corey Fields unconcealed that he was accountable for anonymously informing Bitcoin ABC developers of theSIGHASH_BUG in BCH network in April this year. He further said that this if this bug succeeds, it would lead to unsafe BCH network transactions. As CCN reported earlier this month, this bug has currently being resolved.
Corey Fields mentioned the greatest threats for bitcoins saying that:
“I’m usually asked at conferences and workshops, what I consider the Bitcoin’s greatest challenge in the coming future. My answer is often the same: avoiding ruinous software system bugs.”
According to Fields, the threat display by software system bugs with regards to cryptocurrencies are underestimated and firms should build adequate preparations for these sorts of threats. Part of the matter was that Bitcoin ABC don’t have an accountable revealing policy. In addition, Fields couldn’t realise publicly obtainable secret writing keys for the lead developers at Bitcoin ABC to whom he may send encrypted message informing them of the vulnerability while not risking it being viewed by others.
According to Fields, it absolutely was additionally vital to stay anonymous for private safety reasons simply just in case a malicious actor discovered the vulnerability and went on to use it before a fix might be unrolled. Mentioning in a web blog post he mentioned:
“Because I used my name for the revealing, arduous proof would exist that I had the data and meant attacking the network. I don’t have any way to prove that i was not the attacker. It was just that collectively billions of dollars would have been lost as a result of this exploiting bug attack.”
At this time Bitcoin ABC also announced that this error has been resolved and a reward would be awarded by the company to the unknown person. However, any claims of rewards by Fields has yet not been confirmed.