£200 Million Worth Of Digital Cryptocurrency Is Wiped Out As Bungling Developer Locks Investors Out While Trying To Stop Hackers

A developer was fixing a bug that let hackers steal funds from virtual wallets

  • But the developer accidentally left a second flaw in its systems 

  • When the user tried to undo the damage by deleting the flaw in the code, this locked the funds in the wallets permanently

  • The only way to reverse the issue is a 'hard-fork', but not everyone supports this

  • By Shivali Best For Mailonline >

    Published: 10:45 EDT, 8 November 2017 | Updated: 10:47 EDT, 8 November 2017


    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5062543/200-MILLION-virtual-currency-Ether-lost.html

    £200 million worth of digital cryptocurrency is wiped out as bungling developer locks investors out while trying to stop hackers