Smart Contracts are a critical part of decentralized applications. The difficulty is not about what they should do but about what they should not do. Programming them requires adversarial thinking. “How could someone call a contract function to performed a non-authorized action?”.
As an intern, you will develop this adversarial thinking by trying to hack smart contracts (of Kleros repository or in a White Hat manner).
You will write and review smart contracts for Kleros and related applications.
*This internship is open for bachelor or master students in Computer Science or related fields. You can also apply if you just finished a degree which does not make internships mandatory.
*Has read the solidity documentation: https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/solidity/develop/solidity.pdf
*Ability to produce well-designed, maintainable and modular code.
*Network security and defensive programming.
*Ability to learn new technologies and languages to cope with the fast developments in the blockchain space.
*Ability to work autonomously and take initiatives.
*Interest in blockchain applications.
*Basic knowledge of solidity.
*Languages and frameworks used in the development of Ethereum dapps: Solidity.
*Git/Github open source workflow.
*Blockchain technical knowledge and blockchain culture.
*Good level of English.
*The internship compensation is 800€/month for bachelor students and 1200€/month for masters students.
*If it goes well it can end up into a permanent position after you finish your studies.
*Unlimited coffee (the best one of Lisbon).
*Work in a coworking hosting blockchain related events.
For passing prescreen you have two choices:
*Try to find the vulnerabilities in those smart contracts made to test your WH hacking skills https://github.com/clesaege/HackSmartContract/blob/master/contracts/SolidityHackingWorkshop.sol
*Perform a PR solving an issue on https://github.com/kleros/kleros-interaction/issues or https://github.com/kleros/kleros/issues . Note that contributions are also eligible to our developer bounty program.
For either of the options, we advise you to read the solidity doc beforehand https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/solidity/develop/solidity.pdf . If you have a good CS background it should be enough to pass one of the prescreens.
Programming, Hacking, Ethereum, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Applied Cryptography, Defensive Programming, Truffle, Web3.Js
$12K – $17K