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Hardening Smart Contracts with Hardware Security

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Hardening Smart Contracts with Hardware Security

Duration: 00:22:32

Speaker: Nicolas Bacca

Type: Talk

Expertise: Advanced

Event: Devcon 3

Date: Nov 2017

Trusted hardware is not your enemy – as threats against cryptocurrencies are evolving (from dumb malware sweeping private keys to smart attackers attacking the presentation layers of smart contracts), we’ll review during this presentation a short history of trusted hardware, how Open Source code can be designed today on modern trusted execution environments to provide a flexible and auditable environment to delegate the security critical parts of smart contracts, and the security compromises made when dealing with the opaque features of trusted hardware.

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Nicolas Bacca

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Nicolas worked on card systems for 5 years at Oberthur, a leader in embedded digital security, ultimately as R&D Solution Architect. He left Oberthur to launch his company, Ubinity, which was developing smartcard operating systems.He finally co-founded BTChip to develop an open standard, secure element based hardware wallet which eventually became the first version of the Ledger wallet.

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