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Lost in the Ether: How Ethereum Hacks Are Shaping the Blockchain Future

Valued at over $24 billion in total, Ether is the second largest crypto currency, only behind Bitcoin. In the last two years, cybercriminals have exploited code flaws, web app vulnerabilities and social engineering to steal over $100 million in Ether crypto currency. This session will cover smart contracts and the Ethereum Virtual Machine as well as a history of how these heists have shaped Ethereum.

Learning Objectives:
1: Gain a basic understanding of the Ethereum Virtual Machine and smart contracts.
2: Understand common security flaws in blockchain technology implementation.
3: Consider the legal implications of attacks against fully distributed entities.

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Marc Laliberte Information Security Analyst, WatchGuard Technologies

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