ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings, have taken the FINTECH world by storm in 2017. Entrepreneurs love them because they don’t have to give up equity in their company they way that they do when taking money from VCs. The downside, of course, is that there are some fundamental security issues in the programming languages used and, just like any network, it’s almost impossible to make them completely secure from attack.
That’s why we have launched our Breaking the Blockchain event on March 9th, 2018. You’ll learn how to test your DApp for vulnerabilities using OYENTE, and join in a debate about whether Turing Complete or non-Turing Complete languages are more secure for DApp development. We’ll also explore how State and non-State actors can manipulate cryptocurrency fluctuations using social media, and how the blockchain is being applied to other industries besides finance, and what the security ramifications are for those industries.
In the meantime, here’s a spreadsheet of over 100 successful ICOs since June, 2017 including the name, a description, where the company is based, how much was raised, and a link to the token page. This will be updated on a weekly basis. ICOs aren’t going away, so it’s imperative to understand what their security issues are and how we can mitigate them as soon as possible.
Join us in Washington, D.C. on March 9th for the first Blockchain Summit that will focus entirely on security.