Coinbase bug let Overstock users pay in Bitcoin Cash, get refunds in Bitcoin


It turns out that newbie cryptocurrency enthusiasts are not the only ones struggling to tell Bitcoin apart from its fork, Bitcoin Cash. Online retailer Overstock.com, which has a wide selection of goods from furniture to luxury watches, suffered from a nasty technical flaw that allowed customers to pay with both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash – despite the fact that the latter currency was valued at a significantly lower price. The bug essentially made it possible to successfully pay the required amount of BTC in BCH, but without adjusting the price according to the value of the latter. This meant that…

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