approved and published on 10/20/2017
It is our pleasure to announce that the BitShares blockchain is fully operational again, including asset creation at the expected fees.
We, the BitShares Blockchain Foundation would like to thank the back-end developers that solved the issue so quickly as well as the committee members that assisted in making sure the bug cannot be exploited. Furthermore, we would like to thank the block producers (witnesses) for deploying the fix so quickly and allowing to go back into normal operation mode, today.
We would like to remark, that due to the technical superiority of BitShares and its governance process, a network upgrade (as soft fork) was deployed in less than 24 hours.
The upgrade was deployed so quickly as it was implemented as a
soft-fork. This patch ensures that the bug cannot be exploited by
requiring the fee for
asset_creation_operation to be paid in
This restricts users slightly as they cannot pay the fee in any other
BTS. We apologize for this inconvenience, and plan to
include a proper update in the upcoming hard-fork that is planned for
November (more about this to be released soon).