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ISE Research Spotlights Cryptocurrency Vulnerabilities, Theft (Technical.ly)

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Baltimore-based Independent Security Evaluators has new research out that shows a vulnerability in the private keys used for transactions on the Ethereum blockchain platform, and theft that occurred as a result. Ethereum is among a number of decentralized platforms that allow for public ledgers of transactions. Despite long statistical odds of being able to guess a private key, ISE researchers were able to identify more than 700 private keys on the Ethereum blockchain.