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.

Related Media


  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.



Robert Pope, Cofounder and CTO, Dogtown Media

Meta Information:

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

Add Comments

comments powered by Disqus

SXSW reserves the right to restrict access to or availability of comments related to PanelPicker proposals that it considers objectionable.