Geth bug found in Ethereum network

Ethereum developers find Geth bug as hardfork date is coming closer 
15 October 2017   830

The developers of Ethereum's Geth software release a new version just days before the Byzantium hard fork due to the discovery of a denial-of-service (DoS) attack vulnerability.

Ethereum's Geth 1.7.2
Ethereum's Geth 1.7.2 urgent update

With Geth comprising about 75% of all Ethereum nodes, the vulnerability could leave nodes running the previous Byzantium-compatible release more susceptible to DoS attacks after the hard fork.

Casey Detrio, Ethereum developer, explains on reddit.com that the vulnerability stems from an oversight in one of the new Byzantium features. The risk is that this bug could be exploited by an attacker who wants to take ethereum nodes offline – a form of attack that the Ethereum community has dealt with in the past. 

The second concern is that there may be more undiscovered consensus bugs that could be found after the activation block, which would then result in needing to perform emergency client updates.
 

Casey Detrio
Ethereum developer

It's also worth mentioning, that yesterday, the team behind Parity issued a new release of its software that corrected a "consensus bug" – an error which could have caused the network to partition during the hard fork. 

BitStarz Adds Ethereum and Dogecoin Support

From this article you will learn all the necessary details of BitStarz Casino announcement regarding accepting Ethereum and Dogecoin for deposits and wagers
22 February 2018   99

BitStarz is a seamless and satisfying online casino platform. Blending with BitStarz digital currency support is a stacked game selection of more than 1,000 games, power-packed promotions, and trademark live support with personality. Backed by an Antillephone N.V, Curacao gaming license, BitStarz delivers record smashing withdrawal speeds for a friendly player community that just keeps growing. 

With an undeniable eye for expansion, BitStarz Casino is showing that it is a true trailblazer, as it now accepts both Ethereum (ETH) and Dogecoin (DOGE) for deposits and wagers. Raising the bar for altcoin acceptance and payment options, BitStarz has become one the world’s first online casinos to offer support for both of these high profile cryptocurrencies.

Bitstarz dogecoin ethereum supportBitStarz Accepting Dogecoin and Ethereum

Delivering plenty of power and adding a new dimension to BitStarz growing list of deposit options, ETH’s presence is certainly going to win over players. DOGE might not be breaking down the same barriers as ETH, but it’s certainly no less of a popular digital currency. Understanding Dogecoin’s position as one of the world’s most entertaining altcoins, BitStarz has not hesitated in allowing its members to use it play some of the most exciting casino games around.

The altcoin market has grown massively in recent months, with many digital currencies finding a foothold. The growth in altcoin uptake certainly has not escaped the attention of BitStarz, as it has done all that it can to listen to player demand. When you take on board the advantages of these coins, it is easy to see why they have been in gambler’s sights; with BitStarz giving its members exactly what they want. Bringing ETH and DOGE support to players, all members will now be able to deposit and play through these two leading cryptocurrencies.

We here at BitStarz take a huge amount of pride in being one of the most adaptive and inclusive online casinos in the world. For that reason, the list of deposit and withdrawal options just keeps growing, as we continue to expand our player base. Just recently we added LTC and BCH support to great success, so we’ve now decided to add ETH and DOGE to our cashier options as well. We are sure that with the increased number of payment options at hand moving forward, players are going to be able to enjoy BitStarz bonuses, promotions, and games that much more.
 

Srdjan Kapor

Marketing Manager, BitStarz

Officially ranked as the Best Casino of 2017 by AskGamblers, Bitstarz has blazed a trail for Bitcoin and digital currency gambling, delivering an unforgettable hybrid-currency online casino experience. Bitcoin heads up the list of payment options at BitStarz, but it by no means stands as the only way to deposit and wager. Joining LTC and BCH as recently added options, players are sure to find ETH and DOGE to be very welcome cashier additions.