Presentations - Cryptocurrencies: The Other Side of the Coin

  • Location: Security Dome
  • Speaker: Tibor Bősze
  • Date and time: 10. October 2014. 14:30 - 15:15

This presentation covers threats to the ecosystem along with practices a security conscious user should follow.

It is explained how bitcoin, the dominant cryptocurrency, interfaces with the real world and why some exchanges, mining pools and wallet & payment related habits render risks, and how technology and common sense can be applied to mitigate these risks.
A case study on remotely reverse engineering, the reward calculation method of a popular mining pool is shown, pinpointing differences between their published and applied formula, and turning the findings to our advantage.
The focus is on technology & security; financial, economical or legal aspects are not discussed.


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