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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Bitcoin – The Currency of the Internet