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Breaking Smart Contracts

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Breaking Smart Contracts

Duration: 00:53:51

Speaker: Shayan Eskandari, Sergii Kravchenko, John Mardlin, Bernhard Mueller

Type: Breakout

Expertise: Intermediate

Event: Devcon 5

Date: Oct 2019

Some of the most financially devastating hacks in recent years have happened on the blockchain. In this workshop, we will walk through a series of simple Solidity coding challenges and common mistakes, where participants are asked read code, understand and try to break them. Regarding each challenge, we will talk about the history of the hacks involving that family of bug. We will talk about the attacks and possible solutions.

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Shayan Eskandari

PhD Student, Blockchain Whisperer

Shayan Eskandari is a Phd student in Information Systems Engineering program at Concordia University, also he has been involved in many projects in the blockchain space in the last 6 years. His MASc thesis in 2015 was on Bitcoin usability in real-world use cases and his PhD thesis is looking at STS (Society Technology and Science) perspective on Blockchain technology and also working on a collaborative academic project on Decentral Order books. His roles including but not limited to, Blockchain engineer at Bitaccess Inc startup, Opensource contributor to projects such as web3.js, MIST, truffle, pycoin and many more.

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