One person permanently locked up $300 million worth of other peoples' Ethereum

About $300 million worth of Ether – the unit of cryptocurrency used on the Ethereum platform – from dozens of digital wallets was permanently locked up today because of one person's mistake.

The Ether had been stored in Parity's "multisignature" wallets when a GitHub user, "devops199," came across a detrimental vulnerability. According to Motherboard:

According to a blog post released by Parity on Tuesday, the code that fixed the July bug contained another vulnerability. That...

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