Hubert Ritzdorf

CTO, ChainSecurity, zurich, switzerland
He's working on bringing greater security to blockchain


About ChainSecurity

ChainSecurity brings the first formal audit platform for smart contracts. The ChainSecurity platform is based on Swiss technology developed at ETH Zurich, one of the top universities in the world.

Based on its platform, ChainSecurity provides, for the first time in the blockchain space, automated formal smart contract audits, which offer the highest level of assurance. The goal of ChainSecurity is to bring its platform worldwide to all blockchain projects, teams, and corporations, thereby taking the security of blockchain products to the next level.



Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf earned his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2018, working on the security of cloud and blockchain services for 5+ years. During his research he analysed existing and proposed novel protocols. Some of the results influenced the underlying bitcoin protocol. Inside ChainSecurity Hubert supports the audit team and designs new analysis tools that make audits faster and more reliable.

He audited smart contracts of over 40 clients which raised several hundred million dollars with their projects, and in the process has found countless critical vulnerabilities. Hubert has also provided design consultation for many blockchain-based systems, exchanges and has reviewed several high-level protocols built around smart contracts. Most recently, Hubert was named special coach for Blockchain by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency.