Overstock BCH=BTC payment bug fixed

Bug allowed users to 1 Bitcoin Cash instead of 1 Bitcoin
11 January 2018   633

Coinbase and online retailer Overstock.com eliminated a serious bug that allowed their customers to pay for purchases in Bitcoin Cash instead of Bitcoin. This is reported by KrebsOnSecurity.

Bug was noticed by JB Snyder in early January. When buying goods from Overstock for bitcoins, the site accepted payment from Bitcoin Cash, despite the fact that the price of BCH is approximately 15% of the bitcoin price.

To verify this information, KrebsOnSecurity author Brian Krebs bought a set of three outdoor solar lamps worth $ 78.27, for which Overstock billed 0.00475574 BTC.

Solar Lamps Bill
Solar Lamps Bill

Going to Coinbase, Krebs sent 0.00475574 Bitcoin Cash instead of bitcoin. The site replied that the payment was made. A few seconds later Overstock sent the message of a successful purchase. Thus, Krebs instead of $ 78 paid only $ 12. When the journalist canceled the order, to his surprise the system returned bitcoins, and not Bitcoin Cash.

Return Bill
Return Bill

Over the solution of the problem, Coinbase and Overstock worked together for several hours. According to representatives of Coinbase, the problem was caused by the fact that Overstock incorrectly used the return values in the API for integration with trading partners. At the moment, this bug has already been fixed.

German Exchange to launch Bitcoin Products

Deutsche Boerse, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange holder, is deciding about the providing cryptocurrency products
24 May 2018   75

Reporting in London on Wednesday, at a significant event of the sphere, Jeffrey Tessler (the firm's chief of customers, products and core markets), declared: "We are deep at work with it." Nevertheless, any move into the crypto space from the stock exchange might not be forthcoming fast. When CME Group and Cboe Global Markets both started bitcoin futures trading last December, Tessler further claimed during the event that Deutsche Boerse is "not at the same stage." According to his point of view, the company is attempting to understand the volatility of the bitcoin market first and insuring clients and regulators are "in line" before stepping ahead with any offerings.

Whilst a move into offering bitcoin products is not definite, the exchange has already been active in the blockchain field. Deutsche Boerse unvealed details to CoinDesk about its plan to move the majority of its post-trade services to a blockchain last June. It affirmed at the time that it was interested in building a system, using Hyperledger's open-source Fabric protocol, in order to transfer securities and move commercial bank money, while still undertaking cross-jurisdictional compliance with regulators.

Also, as recently as March, the group declared it wish to deploy a platform for more operative securities lending using R3's Corda blockchain tech.