Stellar Node Outage Causes Two-Hour Complete Transaction Freeze

Blockchain network Stellar (XLM) stopped confirming transactions for two hours on May 15, executives confirmed following a user post on social media. Stellar, whose lumens token is currently the eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, went down entirely for around 110 minutes Wednesday. The cause, it appears, was a mass offlining of Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) nodes, which the majority of the network trusts. Accordingly, other participants failed to find consensus for blocks, and no transactions were validated until developers resolved the issue. “I really hope we’ll get a real debate…

Alternative Bitcoin Cash Full Node Bchd Now Includes Public API

On May 3, the developers behind the Bchd project, a Bitcoin Cash full node implementation written in Go (golang), announced the release of a public application programming interface (API). The latest API feature shipped with the new version 0.14.3 offers an out-of-the-box solution that the Bchd developers say “just works.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Bchd Developers Announce Public API This week, Bchd developers announced the gRPC API for the alternative full node bitcoin cash implementation written in Go (golang). The Bchd project already…

BitMEX Research Finds ‘Potential Bug’ in Syncing of Ethereum Parity Full Node

The research arm of major cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has revealed in a blog post on Wednesday, March 13, that its Ethereum Parity full node contains a “potential bug.” The alleged bug was discovered while analyzing data from Nodestats.org — BitMEX Research’s new website designed to collect key metrics on Ethereum nodes. In the same blog post, the exchange also announced the launch of Nodestats today, which it created in collaboration with TokenAnalyst. Nodestats shows key data for Ethereum Parity and Ethereum Geth clients — which BitMEX reports are the…

Parity Technologies Fixes Node Vulnerability, Urges All Ethereum Nodes to Update

Ethereum blockchain infrastructure developer Parity Technologies experienced a security compromise that required nodes to perform an urgent update, the company stated in a blog post on Feb. 3. Parity, which is a popular technology stack for Ethereum users, said it had received notification of a loophole which would allow an attacker to shut down nodes running its client. “On February 3rd, we received several reports that an attacker can send a specially-crafted RPC request to a public Parity Ethereum node (any version pre 2.2.9-stable and pre 2.3.2-beta) and that node…

Query the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain With Bitcoin.com’s Dedicated Bitdb Node

Over six months ago, Bitcoin.com launched a dedicated development page for programmers working on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. More recently, our web portal further added the literature “Mastering Bitcoin Cash,” a comprehensive overview of BCH basics and technical operation of the protocol. In order to ring in the New Year, Bitcoin.com has added a dedicated Bitdb node and explorer this week that can query the BCH chain. Also Read: Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold Bitcoin.com Adds Dedicated Bitdb Node for the Bitcoin Cash Network…

New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem

Technology Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters were greeted on Thursday by another new full node client, library and blockchain explorer for the BCH chain called Bitcoin Verde. The creator of Verde says it is a ground-up implementation of the BCH protocol and the project has a few different aspects than the wide variety of full node clients used today. Also read: 10 Years Ago Bitcoin’s Genesis Block Changed the Course of History The Full Node Project Bitcoin Verde When Satoshi first created the Bitcoin protocol 10 years ago, the program was created…

Bitcoin Cash Node Bchd Syncs in Just Over an Hour With Fast Mode

Technology The developers behind the Bchd project have announced the launch of version 0.13.0-beta2 alongside the client’s ‘fast sync mode.’ With the latest fast sync option, instead of downloading 140GB of data stemming from the chain’s genesis, Bchd users can download roughly 3GB and have the client running in just over an hour. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations A Much Faster Bitcoin Cash Chain Sync Bchd programmers have been steadily improving the full node implementation of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain written…

EOS Community Is Challenged After Node Announces Financial Rewards for Votes

This week, the EOS blockchain protocol angered decentralization proponents yet another time. Specifically, Starteos, one of EOS’ officially sanctioned Block Producers (BPs), appeared to publically offer its token holders financial rewards in return for their votes. Starteos’ vote-buying tendencies seem to fall in line with previous scandals centring around EOS: This year, the blockchain protocol reversed previously confirmed transactions and started an internal investigation after Huobi, its other BP, was accused of running a corruption scheme, among other things.   Brief introduction to EOS and its key features EOS.io is…

Blockstream Releases Full Node Access, Wallet, Block Explorer for Liquid

Blockstream has released a full node and wallet client for its newly released Liquid, along with a fresh-out-the-box block explorer to monitor transactions and other data on the sidechain. With a mission to establish “an inter-exchange settlement network,” Liquid was launched last month. The platform is a sidechain built out of Bitcoin’s mainnet that allows its users to swap bitcoin 1:1 for a token on Liquid’s sidechain (L-BTC). “Liquid is mostly for traders to move assets between exchanges or store in trading wallets ready to quickly deposit to exchanges.  The…

Blockstream Announces Full Node and Wallet for Liquid Bitcoin

Blockstream, a company focusing on the development of Bitcoin technologies announced on November 6, 2018, that its Liquid Bitcoin sidechain was made available. Blockstream’s Bitcoin Push Blockstream launched the Liquid Network on October 10, 2018, as the world’s first production Bitcoin sidechain. Now Blockstream has announced its Liquid full node binary and source code was ready and made available to all users. With this release, any user can now operate a full node in the P2P Liquid Network enabling them to trustlessly self-validate the chain. The release includes new utilities that…