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Michael Lewellen

Michael Lewellen is the Dallas-based head of solutions architecture at OpenZeppelin, a Web3 security company. A technology strategist, he has worked with blockchain systems for over 10 years, consulting for clients including Toyota, Verizon and Thomson Reuters. He also teaches blockchain technology as a lecturer at University of Texas at Dallas, and serves as a public policy advisor and board director for the Texas Blockchain Council.

September 2023

Do you really trust the smart contracts in charge of your crypto?

Making sure the smart contracts behind DeFi platforms are thoroughly audited isn’t just a job for code developers — it’s also a must for ordinary investors.

January 2023

Are weak DAOs inviting attacks and manipulation?

Decentralized autonomous organizations suffer from faulty code and lax governance, which the unscrupulous can easily exploit, writes Michael Lewellen of OpenZepplin.