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Bitcoin Cash bug was detected by Bitcoin Core Dev.

went on to exploit it before a fix could be rolled out. This would be problematic as suspicions could fall on Fields.

“Because I used my name for the disclosure, hard proof would exist that I had the knowledge and means to attack the network. I would have no way to prove that I was not the attacker. Then consider that, collectively, billions of dollars could have been lost as a result of this exploit. People have been killed for much less,” wrote Fields.

At the time when Bitcoin ABC announced that the vulnerability had been fixed, it was revealed that a reward would be given to the then-anonymous tipster once they went public. In his blog post, Fields did not disclose whether he has claimed the reward.

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