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The magic of ethereum addresses

Duration: 00:04:54

Speaker: Hadrien Croubois

Type: Breakout

Expertise: Beginner

Event: Devcon 5

Date: Oct 2019

More often than not, people get messed up when writing or copying ethereum addresses. The ENS is supposed to solve that but is not adopted by everyone yet. These errors can have spectacular consequences. Some end up with a happy end.- https://medium.com/bitclave/how-we-sent-eth-to-the-wrong-address-and-successfully-recovered-them-2fc18e09d8f6- https://twitter.com/drew___stone/status/1135703041997516801With the adoption of wallet smart contracts, this issue is only going to grow. This talk will describe where ethereum address comes from, how you could exploit knowledge of these mechanisms, and how you could protect yourself and your users using create2 based factory like the one deployed at 0xfac100450af66d838250ea25a389d8cd09062629.

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Hadrien Croubois

Distributed systems Ph. D. ▪︎ Smart Contract Engineer @ OpenZeppelin ▪︎ #Ethereum Magician ▪︎ @graphprotocol advocate

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