Smartphone with bitcoin symbol on-screen among piles of golden Bitcoins. Photo: Shutterstock
Smartphone with bitcoin symbol on-screen among piles of golden Bitcoins. Photo: Shutterstock
Bitcoin

Computers bungle basic math to show erroneous data of bitcoin’s 90 per cent crash on Pyth

  • A data contributor submitted its bitcoin price as a floating-point number instead of an integer, which was converted into zero and published
  • The programme of another data contributor took the wrong route in a race condition, generating a zero when it should’ve been negative 8

Smartphone with bitcoin symbol on-screen among piles of golden Bitcoins. Photo: Shutterstock
Smartphone with bitcoin symbol on-screen among piles of golden Bitcoins. Photo: Shutterstock
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