All About Lightning Electrum
Coinomi CEO George Kimionis told Bloomberg earlier this year that he expects to launch at least 50 Bitcoin hard forks in 2018.
This update prompt is not an official act of Electrum, but a phishing attack by an attacker that exploits a message flaw on the Electrum client and the ElectrumX server, which requires the attacker to deploy the malicious ElectrumX server in advance, and the malicious server is localized by the user's Electrum client (because the Electrum client is a light wallet and the user needs the ElectrumX server to broadcast the transaction). At the time of the madness, malicious ElectrumX servers accounted for as many as 71% of the total, and according to incomplete statistics, hundreds of bitcoins have been stolen in this phishing attack over the past year or so.
Coinbase, the US exchange, has recently come under criticism from users and the bitcoin industry for delaying the adoption of SegWit. Due to technical problems caused by high demand in Coinbase, there have been strong calls for SegWit to be a priority. Responding to Coinbase's latest system failure report, Twitter user Cif Ekonom said Coinbase needed to process upcoming transactions in bulk. The online community is also outraged that the exchange has not implemented SegWit, which effectively reduces transaction costs.
Slow Fog: Bitcoin Wallet Electrum updates the phishing theft that continues.
Electrum wallets have been hacked in recent days and nearly 250 bitcoins have been stolen, according to blockchain security team Devi Security Labs. This attack, confirmed by Electrum, involves creating a fake version of the wallet to trick users into providing password information. Electrum responded on Twitter that "this is an ongoing phishing attack on Electrum users and advised users to download wallet apps from the official website." Mars Finance reminds users not to install electrum wallets from unknown sources.
Bitcoin prices have been relatively stable for most of the past three months. Screenshot from Coinmarketcap.
Bitcoin transactions require two keys - a public key and a private key. With this pair of keys consisting of a series of letters and numbers, Bitcoin transfer transactions can be made without going through an intermediary. Private keys are extremely long and largely structured as follows.