Researcher Says Double Spend Of Bitcoin Cash (SV) Is Possible December 9, 2018 December 9, 2018 Kelly Cromley http://1AZFjzw2#Nwf63pYaMWq#xIY
Bitcoin NewsDecember 9, 2018 by Kelly Cromley

Researcher Says Double Spend Of Bitcoin Cash (SV) Is Possible

Craig Wright’s Bitcoin (SV), created through hardfork of BCH, did not accurately come out as he wanted and it appears that this cryptocurrency is not as safe as he claimed. It can be remembered that BCH was often claimed to be the original Bitcoin by the creators of Bitcoin Cash.

A researcher used Vimeo platform to warn investors of what he trusts to be an impending double spending problem for Bitcoin Cash (SV). The December 8 video exposes how the network’s “0-conf transaction” can be abused by anyone to double spend Bitcoin SV crypto tokens.

Bitcoin Cash, created in August 2017, uses 0-conf or (Zero-Conf) to facilitate quick trades. The technology permits transactions to be confirmed in the immediately following block.

In a recorded multi-phase test, a user named “Reizu” was able to successfully duplicate the BSV tokens in a “0-conf transaction”. The 11 minutes live video released on Vimeo clearly demonstrates the entire process. This disapproves Craig Wright’s claims that Bitcoin SV offers better security than the original Bitcoin (BCH).

A researcher who goes by the nick name Honest Cash has explained in a blog post that he has “done many double-spending on the Bitcoin SV network.”

The blogger states “After a few mined blocks I discovered that the transactions that were being mined were those that were sent almost always to the same nodes.”

Apart from the issue of double spending, Reizu also alleges that the BSV network is “very centralized.”

Double-spending 0-conf POP! BSV from reizu on Vimeo.

Double Spending

Much before Satoshi introduced Bitcoin in 2009, there were several attempts by cryptographers and coders to develop cryptographically safe digital money. However, such attempts have routinely failed as a cryptocurrency can be duplicated and spent two times. Satoshi’s Bitcoin (BTC) was able to survive for over a decade because it addressed the “double spending problem.”

AuthorKelly Cromley

Kelly is our in house crytpto researcher, delving into the stories which matter from blockchains being used in the real world to new ico coming out.