Underhanded Solidity Contest 2022 is live!

The long wait is over: The Underhanded Solidity Contest is back with a 2022 edition!

After a successful revival in 2020, we believe it’s time for the great Solidity minds to get together again and compete over the next big underhanded hack!

In case you’re new to this, let’s get you up to speed with a quick recap on what the Underhanded Solidity Contest (USC) is all about:

In a nutshell, the USC is about finding loopholes or “hiding spots” in the Solidity language and using those to write seemingly innocent and straightforward-looking Solidity code which contains malicious behavior or backdoors.

With that, the Underhanded Solidity Contest aims to:

  • Raise awareness about smart contract security.
  • Uncover language design faults.
  • Battle-test recently introduced language features and restrictions.
  • Highlight anti-patterns in smart contact development.
  • Establish new best practices for secure smart contract development.

If you want to participate, visit the contest website for all details or read the announcement on the Solidity blog first.

Submissions are open now and close on 2022-03-16, 11:59PM UTC.

We’re looking forward to receiving many innocent submissions. :innocent: