Weaknesses of blockchain applications

17:10/17:50

Due to the immutability of the ledger and the difficulty to update their consensus rules, Blockchain applications have many critical layers where a bug can cause huge, irreversible fund losses. This talk will shed some light on why and how Blockchain applications are so critical and will discuss past events that led to fund loss or consensus failures due to bugs in critical parts of the code of Bitcoin and Ethereum applications.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Simone Bronzini

CTO - Chainside

Simone Bronzini is co-founder and CTO of Chainside. Master in Computer Science at Sapienza University of Rome, Bitcoin enthusiast and researcher, paused a PhD on Distributed Systems and Cryptocurrencies to work full time on Blockchain Technology in an enterprise environment. He is managing Chainside's technical team towards the release of a platform that allows merchants accept bitcoins in an easy way.

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