#20, Taylor Monahan, MyEtherWallet: On Security, the Parity Exploit, Bounties, and Phishers
In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future (Youtube, Soundcloud, iTunes), I interview Taylor Monahan, a co-founder of MyEtherWallet. We chat about security, the Parity exploit, audits, bounties, the tradeoffs in reusing code, and how to deal with scams/phishers. If you’re interested in blockchain-based security, definitely give it a listen! And, as always, let me know if you have any feedback!
Here are some additional links to dive deeper:
- Overview of the Parity Hack
- On toxic blockchain communities: see the bottom of this article for building culture, communication, and frankness/vulnerability
- Audits: Zeppelin Security and ConsenSys Diligence
- Smart Contract Best Practices: ConsenSys and Open Zeppelin
- Bounty networks: Gitcoin, Bounties.network, Status Open Bounty
- Use Metamask or hardware wallets (Trezor, Ledger, KeepKey)
- ENS domain names. See my interview with Nick Johnson or interview with Joe Urgo. Also see MyEtherWallet’s ENS Platform and district0x’s ENS Platform, NameBazaar
Taylor’s awesome reddit post:
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About Me: My name is Rhys Lindmark and I’m a social entrepreneur. I’m Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future by: a) Empowering the Colorado Blockchain community (check out our ETHDenver hackathon!), b) Developing the Ethereum Commons as a Meta Community Manager and c) Hosting a systems podcast with experts. I’m an alumnus of Techstars Boulder 2015 (Edify). Please reach out if you’d like to connect or have feedback! I’m curious about what you’re working on. You can support me on Patreon, follow me on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.
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