Archive for July, 2013

Can financial privacy coexist with regulation?

I’m not an economist nor an IRS employee, but I know one thing: the day an anonymous cryptocoin (such as ZeroCoin or AppeCoin) becomes widespread, governments won’t stand idly by. Something is obvious: governments agencies want the money flow to be as clear as possible. They say it’s required to track terrorism financing, tax evasion, […]

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Buggy CVE-2013-4627 patch, open new vectors of attack

Secure coding is hard. But in Bitcoin, secure coding also means understanding every little detail of the undocumented (or code-documented) rules that Satoshi the great has brought to us mortals. CVE-2013-4627 patches a DoS vulnerability discovered by Peter Todd. The vulnerability is easy to spot once you read the code after the patch was applied. […]

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