• Bas Spitters

    Associate Professor, AU


    Bas Spitters is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University. He has a PhD from Nijmegen (2003) and has held visiting positions at IAS Princeton, CMU and Chalmers.

    His group within the CoBRA center (http://cs.au.dk/research/centers/concordium/) focuses on formal verification, smart contracts and high assurance cryptography, especially in the context of blockchains.  

    Title of presentation: 

    Security challenges in decentralized finance  

    Abstract of presentation: 

    I will give a brief overview of decentralized finance (deFi), an exciting space that uses blockchains and smart contracts to avoid intermediaries. Unfortunately, too many accidents happen in deFi (costing 10s of millions of euros). Improved quality control, standardization and regulation can help to solve some of these issues.

    Speaker for following sessions
    • KPMG Hall
      01-12-2 -
      Organized by AU in collaboration with DIREC 

      While blockchains are still a relatively new technology we see a new digital security infrastructure being designed with potentially deep impact on our society. It poses huge possibilities for better transparency, but remains a potential challenge to our economic institutions, digital interaction and sharing of information. This session introduces the basic building blocks of the blockchain technology, and explores future applications of Cybersecurity issues based on new research within blockchain, Smart Contracts and related technologies.

      Introduction: Bas Spitters, Associate professor, Dept. of Computer Science, AU.
      Scientific Talk: “MPC on Blockchains: Privacy Preserving Smart Contracts for Fun and Profit", Bernardo David, associate professor, ITU
      Scientific Talk: "Efficient, verified and secure cryptographic software: pick all three", Diego Aranha, associate professor, AU
      Scientific Talk: “Smart contracts and formal verification”, Bas Spitters, Associate professor, AU
      Business Talk:  “Privacy and blockchain in practice”, Kurt Nielsen,  Partisia Blockchain

      Session coordinator: Bas Spitters/Søren Poulsen, AU
      Facilitator: Bas Spitters, AU
      Building the foundation for future cybersecurity
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