12 Mar '13, 12am

ALERT: Serious Bug in Bitcoin Client, Details To Follow #bitcoin

ALERT: Serious Bug in Bitcoin Client, Details To Follow There is a developing situation in which a bug in the Bitcoin client software is causing a blockchain fork. Those using Bitcoin-Qt v0.8 should not trust the transactions as being non-reversible even if the client shows the transaction having received six or more confirmations. This latest on the situation may be monitored on the #bitcoin-dev IRC channel. [The tl:dr on the bug … the v0.8 client software allows a larger transaction that the previous releases did not. As a result v0.7 clients aren’t accepting those blocks.] [Update: 2013-03-12 03:12 AM UTC. The blockchain built by clients on v0.8 was 6 blocks (perhaps exactly 6 blocks) ahead, thus some transactions that were confirmed will revert to unconfirmed until mined through a v0.7 client.] [Update: 2013-03-12 03:00 AM UTC. Large mining pools are reverting to use t...

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