Devcon VI

Future of Smart Contract Security Audits: REKT or WAGMI?
10-13, 14:00–15:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 2

Smart contract security audits have become a de facto requirement for Ethereum applications. However, there continue to be multi-million dollar hacks every week highlighting significant challenges with audits such as questionable quality, arguable effectiveness, unreasonable expectations, high cost, low availability and dearth of talent. This panel proposes to debate on these contentious aspects with some leaders in this space and peek into their crystal ball to see if we are REKT or WAGMI.

Jonathan Alexander is CTO of OpenZeppelin and co-founder of Forta. He leads the global development team at OpenZeppelin that works on OpenZeppelin Contracts, Wizard, Defender, and Forta. Formerly he was CTO at Tricentis and Vonage Business. When not working on software he likes spending time with his family, reading, tennis, and mountain hiking.

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Gonçalo, currently co-founder of the ConsenSys Diligence team, has 20+ years of experience in offensive security.
Notable achievements range from cracking DRM algorithms to breaching a major international consumer electronics retailer.

While studying Aerospace engineering, Gonçalo also built 3 startups (AdTech, BioTech, Mobile). Passionate about turning MVPs into production-ready products, he has also mentored a fair share of entrepreneurs in the past 5+ years.

Mehdi Zerouali is a co-founder and Director of Sigma Prime, a leading Sydney-based blockchain security company. Mehdi has been in the information security industry for 10 years and has performed hundreds of security assessments targeting critical infrastructure. With Sigma Prime, Mehdi applies his skills to the Blockchain space, helping prominent projects secure their decentralised protocols.

Senior Researcher, Certora Inc.

Security at Optimism.
Previously co-founder of ConsenSys Diligence.