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SXSW 2019

Crypto Crime: How to Steal Cryptocurrency

We think of Blockchain as synonymous with Security. Yet, every day we hear of another Crypto exchange being hacked, with eye-watering amounts of cryptocurrency stolen. This session will look at why this false perception exists and how cryptocurrency is not as secure as you might think. Complete with a live hacking demo of how you can steal cryptocurrency, we will show you the processes that can be used to protect crypto assets.

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Takeaways

  1. The decentralized nature of Blockchain doesn't automatically make it secure.
  2. Cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to attack, leading to distrust of blockchain technology as a whole.
  3. Security processes to protect crypto assets must be implemented, or the consequences will be dire.

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Organizer

Robert Pope, Cofounder and CTO, Dogtown Media

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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