Bitcoin ABC Vulnerability, Bill Gates and Tyler Winklevoss, NYSE, Fiat Defectors: Tuesday, May 8th News Bytes

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Critical Vulnerability Applicable to Miners of Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin ABC said in a security advisory that a critical vulnerability has been found in Bitcoin ABC version 0.17.0. In an incident report issued by the company on Monday they noted “If exploited the flaw would have caused an unintended split in the Bitcoin Cash network.” Updating to Bitcoin ABC 0.17.1 fixes this problem.

Bill Gates Wants to Short Bitcoin, Tyler Winklevoss Calls His Bluff

Bill Gates made news yesterday when he declared he would short bitcoin if he could. Gemini co-founder, Winklevoss challenged Gates. “Dear @BillGates there is an easy way to short bitcoin,” he wrote on Twitter. “You can short #XBT, the @CBOE Bitcoin (USD) Futures contract, and put your money where your mouth is!”.

Owner of New York Stock Exchange Said to Be Developing a Bitcoin Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange, owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has been developing an online platform to buy cryptocurrency, reports The New York Times.

People Who All of a Sudden Think Bitcoin is Cool

And now for a bit of fun… 99Bitcoins is compiling a list of Fiat Defectors, prominent people who previously shed a negative light on Bitcoin but are now singing its praises. Billionaires George Soros and Mark Cuban make the list. You can submit nominees of your own.

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