approved and published on 10/19/2017
Shortly after, he approached other core developers about further
findings that need immediate attention. The core of the problem lies in
and would have allowed an user to obtain free BTS tokens by crafting an
asset_create_operation in a certain way. Full
After confirming the issue on the public testnet, the developers approached the committee and requested to disable asset creation until a fix has been deployed to the network. The proposal has been approved quickly which renders asset creations temporary disabled.
That said, the bug cannot be exploited any longer and a fix is currently tested.
End-users that wanted to create an asset on BitShares are asked for patience until the fix has been deployed. No other restrictions are expected.
The core developers are currently in discussion on the best way forward. The options are to wait for the newly scheduled hard fork later this year, or deploy an additional soft-fork to be able to re-activate asset creation and continue full service.
In contrast to rumours, the suspension of Asset creation has nothing to do with compliance or other legal aspects of the platform and merely prevents a bug from being exploited.