Bitcoin : The Bitcoin Core bug might be worse than expected. A crash workaround allows for infinite inflation
(yes, I know that my “evidence” is merely someone making a claim on the internet without proving anything. I am making this post so that other people that are smarter than me can investigate the situation. Please post any evidence you find! )
There has been a lot of talk about how the recent bug only crashes the network, because of an assert check that was added in Bitcoin Core .16 .
But it appears as if there might be a workaround for the assert check that causes the crash, using multiple inputs.
If this claim is true, then the bug would instead NOT cause the node to crash, but would allow for infinite inflation. Talk about an extremely detrimental bug!
Does anyone have more context on this? I was trying to get the most up to date information on the bug.
Edit: removing the word “doomsday” as that’s apparently triggering people.
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