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Friday, February 22 • 11:00am - 11:25am
PRO TALK: Rethink Smart Contracts: Bringing Security and Scalability to All

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Blockchain, particularly smart contracts, have the potential to revolutionize the future of work, but security and scalability concerns are preventing widespread blockchain adoption for entrepreneurs and enterprises. In this session, Marie Leaf, Head of Public Product at Kadena, will explain how smart contracts can change business operations for the better. Additionally, she will address the current challenges with Ethereum-based smart contract language which are easily exploitable and full of bugs, causing businesses to lose millions of dollars. With these concerns in mind, Marie will explain how open-source smart contract language, Pact, is addressing issues of security, speed and scalability found in Ethereum-based smart contracts. Pact allows users to upgrade smart contracts on the fly and fix bugs as they are discovered. Additionally, Pact supports Formal Verification which allows users to mathematically prove that their code does what it says it will - this is the same technology used in air and space auto-pilot programs. Attendees will walk away learning how business decision makers in all departments, from finance to marketing, can write secure, simple, and scalable smart contracts that are built on both public and private blockchains. The goal is to democratize blockchain technology for all, taking it out of the hands of expert coders and building accessible solutions for non-programmers running businesses.

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Marie Leaf

Head of Public Product, Kadena
As Head of Public Product, Marie Leaf bridges the divide between private and public blockchain development at Kadena. Marie’s experience has enabled her to provide solutions to diversify and adopt blockchain to influence the way businesses run. Her insights continue to enhance Kadena’s... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am PST
Junior Ballroom - Stage D