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Jameson Lopp’s Bitcoin Testnet ‘Griefing’ Stirs Controversy

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Jameson Lopp’s Bitcoin Testnet ‘Griefing’ Stirs Controversy
Jameson Lopp’s Bitcoin Testnet ‘Griefing’ Stirs ControversyJameson Lopp, a prominent figure in the Bitcoin community, deliberately “griefed” one of Bitcoin’s testnets by generating three years’ worth of blocks in a single week to highlight a vulnerability, sparking outrage among fellow Bitcoin developers. Using just 20 lines of code and about $1 worth of electricity, Lopp’s action, intended to draw attention to […]