Tesla Provides Assistance to Open Source BTCPay Server

Sahaj  |  Mar 31, 2021

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has recently extended support to the open-source Bitcoin payment processor BTCPay Server by helping patch a bug in it. This extension of help by the carmaker to the open-source payment processor clearly indicates the dedication of the automobile giant to BTC.

Tesla Helps Patch a Bug in the Open Source BTCPay Server

The electric vehicle giant has recently contributed to the open-source BTCPay Server by disclosing a bug in the payment processor and wallet. In addition to this, Tesla also extended support by helping the team patch the flaw in the project.

The leading electric vehicles and renewables firm informed the team behind BTCPay of the bug after reviewing the GitHub of the project last week. 

In accordance with a post shared on the GitHub of BTCPay that also included a software patch:

“It affects users who boot BTCPay from Docker Deployment, have a configured email server and enabled registration for users in Server Settings > Policies.”

In response to this, the Founder of BTCPay, Nicolas Dorier said:

“The security team did an audit and contacted us. We then focused on fixing most of the points they disclosed one by one. They are now helping us to improve our process for security-related disclosure.”

In the software release, the team behind BTCPay wrote:

“We want to thank @teslamotors for filing a responsible disclosure, helping us with remediation, and handling the situation professionally. We also want to thank Qaiser Abbas, an independent web-security researcher, for an additional responsible vulnerability disclosure that was handled in this release.” 

Elon Musk’s Dedication Towards Bitcoin

Nicola Dorier launched BTCPay Server in 2017, in response to the controversial statements of the payment processor of Bitcoin, BitPay, regarding the SegWit soft fork of 2016. 

Since the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has made an announcement regarding the billion-dollar holdings of bitcoin, the firm has also started accepting payments in BTC.

In addition to this, the company has released a statement mentioning that the firm has plans to not convert their Bitcoin holdings to cash and will hold every Bitcoin they receive as payment.

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