25 Jun '13, 9am

Bitcoin network recovering from DDoS attack - CoinDesk #bitcoin

Bitcoin network recovering from DDoS attack - CoinDesk #bitcoin

Last week, the Bitcoin network suffered from a denial-of-service attack that forced the core development team to patch the core reference design. Details are sketchy. CoinDesk first received word of the problem from core developer Jeff Garzik. “Currently dealing with an ongoing, network-wide event,” he told us in a hurried email. Last Friday, he announced a forthcoming 0.8.3 release of the reference implementation. “This will fix a denial of service attack that affects some network nodes,” he said, adding that details would be released after the fix. Garzik differentiates between miners and nodes in the Bitcoin network. Non-mining nodes are not revenue generating, but instead relay transactions on a voluntary basis, for the good of the network. These nodes can be a point of attack for those wanting to harm the bitcoin network. He describes 51% attacks, which can be extreme...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-network-recovering-from-d...

Tweets

Bitcoin-Qt / bitcoind version 0.8.3 released:

sourceforge.net 25 Jun '13, 6pm

Bitcoin-Qt version 0.8.3 is now available from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/Bitcoin/bitcoin-0.8.3/ This ...

Fighting the good fight with bitcoin

Fighting the good fight with bitcoin

coindesk.com 05 Jul '13, 3pm

Welcome to the CoinDesk Weekly Review 5th July 2013 — a regular look at the hottest, most controversial and thought-provok...

Why Bitcoin is on the money via @Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk 24 Jun '13, 8pm

BitCoins are "mined" by peers in the BitCoin network, who apply computing power to solve complex mathematical problems. Th...

States Put Heat on Bitcoin

online.wsj.com 26 Jun '13, 12am

By ROBIN SIDEL and ANDREW R. JOHNSON State regulators are warning virtual-currency exchanges and other companies that deal...

States Put Heat on Bitcoin

online.wsj.com 26 Jun '13, 12am

By ROBIN SIDEL and ANDREW R. JOHNSON State regulators are warning virtual-currency exchanges and other companies that deal...

States Put Heat on Bitcoin

online.wsj.com 26 Jun '13, 1am

By ROBIN SIDEL and ANDREW R. JOHNSON State regulators are warning virtual-currency exchanges and other companies that deal...

I invested in Bitcoin. You should, too.

venturebeat.com 01 Jul '13, 6pm

July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now This is a guest post by investor Richard Kagan I first learned about...

Bitcoin ATM to be demonstrated at Bitcoin London

Bitcoin ATM to be demonstrated at Bitcoin London

coindesk.com 01 Jul '13, 10am

At tomorrow’s Bitcoin London event, a bitcoin ATM will be shown for the first time in a European venue. The machine is pro...

Bitcoin hashing capacity now exceeds 150 Th/s, ...

docs.google.com 29 Jun '13, 6pm

Sie zeigen Google Docs zurzeit in Standard-HTML an. Wechseln Sie zu einem unterstützten Browser und genießen Sie die Vorte...

Could hackers turn your TV into a zombie bitcoin miner? - CoinDesk #bitcoin

Could hackers turn your TV into a zombie bitcoi...

coindesk.com 17 Jun '13, 8am

Could attackers make your web browser mine for bitcoins? How about your TV? Security flaws in some systems might make it p...