Rootconf Delhi edition

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The era of Smart Contracts

Submitted by Shrutirupa Banerjiee (@shrutirupa) on Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Section: Full talk (40 mins) Category: Others Status: Rejected

Abstract

Blockchain is one of the emerging technologies which is making it’s way into different sectors such as banking and health care industries. The application and adoption of Smart Contract is spreading because it aids to solving real life problems.
The session will talk about the era of Smart Contracts from the time it first came into existence to the time it is being used for solving various problems.
The main goal behind this session would be to understand what kind of problems are being solved by Smart Contracts and what further problems we can look into. The session will put some light on certain test cases and what were their solutions. The audience will be given basic information about some of the security issues with Smart Contracts as well. The intended audience for this session will be someone who has a little bit knowledge of blockchains and smart contracts with an enthusiastic mindset of learning something new

Outline

  1. What are Smart Contracts?
  2. Why are we talking about it?
  3. How did it come into existence?
  4. A basic implementation of Smart Contracts
  5. What are the problems?
  6. Solutions that we can think of
  7. The test cases
  8. An overview of some security issues
  9. Conclusion

Speaker bio

The speaker holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Applications(MSc(CA)) from Symbiosis International University, with experience in working on blockchain technologies and conducting security reviews for Web and mobile applications, and Ethereum based Smart Contracts in her previous role as an Information Security Consultant and research intern. Currently she is independently researching on Ethereum Based Smart Contracts alongside working as a Web Application Security Analyst with the WAF Research team at Qualys. She is also the Pune Chapter Lead for the Infosecgirls community and also one of the lead for WomenWhoCode in Pune. She has also presented at conferences such as Owasp Seasides 2019, Bsides Singapore 2019, Webinars and Null Chapter Meets.

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jRw4NQaQ17ZcIAm3sa5jjwKB3wTMQnzx/view?usp=sharing

Comments

  •   Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 3 months ago

    Thanks for the submission, Shrutirupa. Help us understand why the Rootconf audience should learn about smart contracts? How does this relate to the practice of DevOps, systems administration, security or SRE?

    •   Shrutirupa Banerjiee (@shrutirupa) Proposer 3 months ago

      Blockchain based Smart Contracts are one of the emerging technologies in today’s world. It is now finding its way through different practices as well such as in Devops. The Rootconf Audience will be able to learn how blockchain is providing solutions to different problems that I will be talking about with various test cases. This session might also help in finding a use case to implement this with Devops or other technologies. Smart contracts are themselves deployed onto blockchain which is quite robust in terms of its security because of the strong hashing algorithm used. But being just a piece of code, we would also be talking about certain vulnerabilities and bugs related to them and their security as well.

      •   Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 2 months ago

        Thanks for the response, Shrutirupa.

        Given that our focus for the Delhi edition is to look at current issues for DevOps, scaling infrastructure and managing DevSecOps, we have to pass on this proposal.

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