Back to blog

Security Update

A quick update on the status of Parity Ethereum client.

Bug Bounty

There is now a significant amount in our bug bounty programme (many thanks to all contributors). As mentioned in a previous post, critical security bugs in the latest versions of Parity, both beta and stable branches, are valid targets for bounty-collecting reports. The multi-sig wallet, in particular, should be considered a prime target for review and any significant bug will attract a large proportion of the bounty. Any bugs found should be reported to [email protected]

Multi-sig Wallet

Several minor changes have been made to the Parity multi-sig, mainly to enable compilation by later versions of Solidity. We understand the "white hat group" is using this code to return some of the funds they temporarily commandeered. After code reviews by many of our developers, there are no known issues. The bug bounty programme is active and we have so far had no issues reported.

Please Upgrade!

Though we try to be as thorough as a bleeding-edge software project can be, bugs sometimes creep into our codebase and, as recent events show, left unchecked these can have significant impacts in the wild. Older versions of Parity can have known bugs (generally mentioned in the release notes): if you are using Parity for anything of any significant value please do ensure that you are running the latest version to minimise the chances of any problems and establish procedures according to the value as risk.

Read more

  • Announcing Parity 1.8

    Winter may be coming but the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: Parity Tech is excited to announce the release of the BIGGER and BETTER 1.8.0. This release will see light client improvements: Proof-of-Authority chain compatibility, even with dynamic authority sets, and also feature compatibility with the Whisper v6 wire protocol.

  • Parity Technologies launches PICOPS!

    PICOPS (Parity ICO Passport Service) is a new service, created and hosted by Parity Technologies which enables members of the public worldwide to associate a single Ethereum address with their unique identity; more precisely, the service offers a means to validate that the owner of an Ethereum wallet has passed an ID background check stating that they are not part of a restricted set of users

  • Parity Bitcoin is now supporting SegWit, SegWit2x and Bitcoin Cash

    The Parity Bitcoin client (pbtc), released in April this year, is a full-node implementation of the Bitcoin protocol written in Rust.

Back to blog