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09 August 2019

Podcast: Knowledge Session – Three Tales of Rogue Developers

Lewin Boehnke PhD

Lewin Boehnke PhD

CTO at Crypto Storage AG and Head of Research at Crypto Finance AG

About the author

History lesson in the knowledge session. In a session back in January 2019, we took the then recent coinmetrics blog about inconsistencies in the Bitcoin Private monetary supply as an opportunity to review that and two more prior hacks. The origin story of Monero and the hack of Cryptsy.

What all three incidents had in common is that actions of individual developers got by far not the scrutiny that they should have prior to being entrusted with projects and having their code deployed in production systems.

It’s a lesson in recent history and a call to caution.

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