Tesla just contributed to Bitcoin open-source software. The automobile maker disclosed a bug within the open-source Bitcoin payment processor and wallet BTCPay Server, and it also helped the project’s team patch the flaw.
The electric vehicle and renewables firm informed BTCPay’s team of the bug after reviewing the project’s GitHub last week. It affects users who boot BTCPay from “Docker Deployment, have a configured email server and permitted registration for users in Server Settings > Policies,” consistent with a post on BTCPay’s GitHub that included a software patch.
“The security team did an audit and contacted us. We then focused on fixing most of the points they disclosed one by one. They’re now assisting us to enhance our process for security-related disclosure,” BTCPay founder Nicolas Dorier explained.
The BTCPay team wrote in its GitHub post that more information on the bug would be disclosed in BTCPay’s next major release.
“We want to thank @teslamotors for filing a responsible disclosure, helping us with remediation, and handling things professionally. We also want to thank Qaiser Abbas, an independent web-security researcher, for a further responsible vulnerability disclosure that was handled within this release,” BTCPay’s team outlined during the software release fixing the bug.
BTCPay Server was launched earlier in 2017 by Bitcoin developer Nicola Dorier in response to popular Bitcoin payment processor BitPay’s controversial statements regarding the 2016 SegWit soft fork. Since launching, BTCPay has been integrated as a donations portal for charitable efforts around the world, along with Nigeria and Venezuela.
The wallet is additionally employed by many Bitcoin industry merchants and firms as some extent of sale for online stores.
Since Elon Musk announced Tesla’s million-dollar bitcoin holdings, the firm has also started accepting bitcoin reciprocally for its services. Musk has publicly stated the corporate plans to carry all bitcoin they receive & not convert it to cash.