Features or Bugs: The Seven Sins of Current Bitcoin

Chapter
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Abstract

Bitcoin has a number of features and properties which are sometimes presented as interesting and positive. In fact they are closer to engineering mistakes. Serious problems are programmed in the DNA (the source code) of great majority of crypto currencies. Small details in the source code can make very big difference. In this chapter seven major ‘sins’ of Bitcoin are discussed highlighting risks and suggesting solutions.

Keywords

Bitcoin 51 % attack crypto currency security 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College LondonLondonUK

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