Weekly Update #148

[ul][li]B&C funding has reached 100%, congratulations to Jordan and the nubits team! This is another significant event in DAO’s, eyes are on the team to pull this important project off.[/li]
[li]B&C shares still for sale, so one still has a chance to better support its development.[/li][/ul]

Have fun!

In your weekly report, there is nothing with peercoin but others news linking with peercoin community, is there nothing to worth of developement or upgradation with peercoin?

Sunny follows the WuWei (无为) principle of development ;D

Peercoin’s development is very slow… :angry:

It’s still faster than a lot of alt coins out there coughLTC*cough

[member=79]Sunny King[/member], [member=30141]sigmike[/member],

Was wondering if Peercoin is also concerned by this:

http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-June/009135.html

Thanx for your answer.

[quote=“mably, post:6, topic:3555”][member=79]Sunny King[/member], [member=30141]sigmike[/member],

Was wondering if Peercoin is also concerned by this:

http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-June/009135.html

Thanx for your answer.[/quote]

Is this something we should include in the v0.5 release?

For info: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Common_Vulnerabilities_and_Exposures

This denial of service is likely also affecting Peercoin:

CVE-2015-3641 2014-07-07 Bitcoind and QT prior to 0.10.2 DoS[1] Easy (Yet) Unspecified DoS

Details about the vulnerability will be made available the 7th of July. But my guess is that this is the issue: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/commit/da656068ec1f77591ae8ace78f283eb7cb74e46a (which doesn’t seem to be present in ppcoind).

As a general precaution… If we do not address fixes in time we may face serious DoS attacks on Peercoin’s network. DoS could lead to serious security issues, if an attacker is able to take down nodes that are minting the diff will drastically decrease, giving the attacker opportunities to perform double spending attacks by owning more than half of the minting power.

does this have to do with it?
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/6364

[quote=“irritant, post:9, topic:3555”]does this have to do with it?
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/6364[/quote]

Hey, may be. Thanx for the link [member=2673]irritant[/member].

[quote=“mably, post:6, topic:3555”][member=79]Sunny King[/member], [member=30141]sigmike[/member],

Was wondering if Peercoin is also concerned by this:

http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2015-June/009135.html

Thanx for your answer.[/quote]

Bump! [member=79]Sunny King[/member], [member=30141]sigmike[/member]

btw, still no news about CVE-2015-3641.

Have the details ever been published?

Just an update here-- I'm delaying this somewhat due to recent network turbulance and unusual attempted DOS attack activity on relayed infrastructure. I've also had some requests from other cryptocurrency implementors to use a somewhat longer horizon here.