Ethereum community to hold a conference in Berlin

ETHBerlin will take place in the German capital on September 7-9 to educate and improve the Ethereum community
26 June 2018   879

ETHBerlin is a joint collaboration with ETHGlobal and Factory Berlin will be held on September 7-9 at Factory Görlizer Park. Day 1 will consist of a launch event/mini-conference and a cocktail reception. Day 2 will focus on the Hackathon and workshops. Day 3 will mark the end of the Hackathon with presentations and winners announcement ceremony.

More information is available here. Price-wise, Ethereum (ETH) indicators at the moment of publication are as follows:

Average price 459.99 USD
Market cap 46,141,606,613 USD
Volume (24H) 4,320,030,000 USD

Ethereum VM May Have Vulnerability

The vulnerability is reported by NettaLab Twitter account
12 November 2018   129

On November 9, a statement appeared in Netta Lab’s Twitter account that the organization discovered a vulnerability in the Ethereum virtual machine that allows to execute smart contracts endlessly without paying for gas online. The researchers also allegedly turned to the operator of the American database of vulnerabilities, where they registered the corresponding discovery.

Netta Labs discovered an Ethereum EVM vulnerability, which could be exploited by hackers. The vulnerability can cause smart contracts can be executed indefinitely without gas being paied.

Netta Lab's Twitter

At Netta Lab's request, Google demonstrates the site of the project, which specializes in auditing smart contracts under the Netta Lab brand, but the Twitter accounts of the projects do not match. Note that the profile that reported the vulnerability was registered in November.

Many users expressed doubts about the authenticity of the information that appeared, but then the creator of the NEO project Da Hongwei said that he spoke with the CEO of Netta Labs and asked the researchers to audit the NEO virtual machine.

Nevertheless, Vitalik Buterin wrote on Reddit that this is a vulnerability in the Python-implementation of the virtual machine, which was first reported on GitHub 9 days ago. This means that the main clients (go-ethereum; parity and cpp-ethereum) are not affected.