QUESTION: Could Bitcoin related hardware (Trezors/Ledgers, PC’s used as nodes, cell phone wallets, Raspberry Pi nodes) be attacked or “infiltrated” by malicious HARDWARE such as the chips in the linked article?

QUESTION: Could Bitcoin related hardware (Trezors/Ledgers, PC's used as nodes, cell phone wallets, Raspberry Pi nodes) be attacked or "infiltrated" by malicious HARDWARE such as the chips in the linked article? submitted by /u/fel14
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1775 nodes out of 9616 (18.5%) are currently on version 0.16.3. Upgrade ASAP to avoid possible chainsplit!

Source: https://coin.dance/nodes#nodeVersions

Especially nodes running versions between 0.15 and 16.2 need to upgrade as soon as possible. A bug could be exploited to create an invalid block that gets nonetheless validated by these older versions. This makes a chainsplit a theoretical possibility.

A full resync with the latest software (0.16.3) showed that the bug has not yet been exploited. It probably won't happen as it isn't in the interest of the ecosystem, nor is it easy to excecute. But that's no excuse. Upgrade asap!

More info in the sticky: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9hkoo6/new_info_escalates_importance_upgrading_to_0163/

and here: https://bitcoincore.org/en/2018/09/20/notice/

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Fiat money is essentially proof-of-stake where the ones with most stake run the full nodes (banks) and everybody else runs SPV. Whatever changes to consensus (money supply) we just have to accept. Our choice is to hard fork this system and start a new currency.

Fiat money is essentially proof-of-stake where the ones with most stake run the full nodes (banks) and everybody else runs SPV. Whatever changes to consensus (money supply) we just have to accept. Our choice is to hard fork this system and start a new currency. submitted by /u/Bitcoin_21
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Did you know that 99.999 percent of Bitcoin Cash was made by Bitcoin Core developers? The only thing Bitcoin Cash developers has done is increasing the block size… Bitcoin Cash is an altcoin. The Lightning Network has more full nodes than Bitcoin Cash.

There is only one Bitcoin and that is BTC. Bitcoin is the most secure and decentralized cryptocurrency, it’s the perfect store of value and with Lightning Network you can make micro payments too. Do the world really need Bitcoin Cash? I think the Bitcoin Cash project will fail. I am not rude ( calling it Bcash ) I’m just realistic. Have a nice day people. This is all my own opinion.

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