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In this upcoming MasterClass, Hosho’s CTO Alex Blair joins iComply’s CTO Matt Masiar to speak on the importance of smart contract auditing, especially for financial applications of smart contracts.

In 2017, more than $400 million raised through initial coin offerings (ICOs) was lost or stolen. In 2018, $23 million was lost to crypto scams every day, with 10% of all funds invested into ICOs also having been reported lost or stolen.

A single vulnerability, once exploited, can destroy an entire project. If not audited, code may not function as intended but will work fine for a short period of time. Companies soft launching on a blockchain network have much to lose from code vulnerabilities, a decision that could end up being costly if an audit was not conducted prior to launch.

Save Your Spot: Registration Limited to the First 100 People
Date: Thursday, October 4  Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
Who is this MasterClass for? Issuers, Consultants

Key Learnings:
In this MasterClass, the panel will break down what smart contract audits are, why they are essential, and how they can protect you and your investors. 

About Alexander Blair
As CTO of Hosho, the global leader in blockchain technology, Alexander leads its technology teams. Every audit bearing the Hosho name or GPG signature is viewed by him. He participates in the audit of ERC-20 contracts, intensive gambling contracts, website penetration testing, and consulting work. With each project, Alexander works to help companies achieve proper security for their funds and the blockchain ecosystem. Alexander Blair possesses a depth of knowledge and experience in low-level system administration, high-level development in multiple languages, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency mining. Within the healthcare and cybersecurity industries, Alexander has refined his extensive skills in software security protocols. His projects include the sole development of updated mining pool software for cryptocurrencies based on the Cryptonote protocol; co-running SupportXMR.com – a cryptocurrency pool that focused on providing high-quality, high-speed mining pool access worldwide; and the intensive growth of the largest Monero pool in the world to a peak position. Prior to serving as the Chief Technology Officer at Hosho, Alexander enhanced his knowledge of security at Yo Sub Kwon’s LaunchKey. Later acquired by Iovation, Kwon tapped Alexander to join his new venture, Hosho – a cybersecurity company focused on the specific needs of the blockchain industry.

About Matt Masiar
A pioneer of Web technology for almost two decades, Matt’s work has won numerous local and international web development awards. He has acted as a CTO, Tech Team Lead, and technical adviser on a number of projects. He has demonstrated experience with designing and implementing secure, high-performance, scalable applications; large-scale integration projects; native mobile and responsive web applications; and legacy client-server based applications. Skilled in software design patterns, agile methodology, architecture, ASP.net, C#, Mobile Applications, Web Design, Management, and relational database design. 

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