BlockThreat - Week 9, 2021

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Never a dull week in blockchain security! Multiple smart contract developers reported their private keys were compromised. In all but one case we can only guess if these incidents were part of a rug pull or a compromise by malicious 3rd parties. However, what was apparent is the importance of properly securing superuser keys using multi-sig, governance contracts, or other ways which would prevent a single bad developer from running off with all the cash. On the more positive side, check out two great podcasts with Katie Haun on prosecuting corrupt agents in the Silk Road case and Julien Boutelop’s talk on the Rekt project.

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