UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Bitcoin developer Rusty Russell discovered a vulnerability in various Lightning Network (LN) implementations that could lead to a loss of funds.
According to him, users of the Eclair wallet from the French startup ACINQ, c-lightning from Blockstream and the lnd client from Lightning Labs need to urgently update the software. Russell also wrote that details of the vulnerability would be released in a few weeks, September 27th.
ACINQ representatives thanked the developer for the information provided:
A vulnerability has been found and fixed in various LN projects, including Eclair.
Please upgrade to Eclair 0.3.1 / Eclair Mobile 0.4.7+ ASAP.
— ACINQ (@acinq_co) August 30, 2019
“The vulnerability has been found and fixed in various LN projects, including Eclair. Please upgrade to Eclair 0.3.1 and Eclair Mobile 0.4.7 as soon as possible ”
Lightning Network is a payment protocol that allows you to conduct cheap and instant transactions, which also represents a solution to the problem of bitcoin scaling.
According to the 1ML service , currently there are 9722 nodes in the Lightning Network, linking 36 554 payment channels. Network capacity exceeds 850 BTC (> $ 8.1 million).
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