Quantstamp Community Update - August 2022

Quantstamp Announcements
September 7, 2022

What’s Trending

Ethereum Merge: The long-awaited Ethereum Merge is expected to take place mid September, when the network will change its consensus protocol from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. On Tuesday, September 6, the Bellatrix upgrade—the network's final hard fork prior to the merge—marked a major milestone that prepares Ethereum's Proof of Stake Beacon Chain (Consensus Layer) to merge with Ethereum's mainnet Execution Layer. 

Before the Beacon Chain went live, Quantstamp audited two separate Beacon Chain clients, Teku by ConsenSys and Prysm by Prysmatic Labs.


Notable Audits

Celer Network: A Tendermint-based layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, Polkadot, and other blockchains to drive mass adoption with rollup-like technology.

DerivaDex: A decentralized derivatives exchange that is governed by the DerivaDAO app.

JPEG’d: A lending protocol bridging the gap between DeFi and NFTs.

Klex: A portfolio rebalancer and AMM on Klaytn.

Oaysis: A public blockchain for gaming with EVM compatibility.

Zed Run: An NFT game where you can race, breed, and own horses on the Polygon blockchain.


Curated by Quantstamp

Curated is hosted by Sabby (@sabsnft) and Tyler, members of Quantstamp’s NFT team. The podcast is a curated series of conversations with web3 founders and thought leaders on topics like NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse. 

In Episode 15, Sabby and Tyler talk to Snowfro, the founder of ArtBlocks. Art Blocks is an Ethereum-based NFT creation platform where artists can create and sell on-demand generative art. In Episode 16, they chat with Shannon Snow, COO of World of Women, covering everything from what’s happening in the WoW ecosystem to entertainment, storytelling, and philanthropy.

🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.


Events

Korea Blockchain Week was a success, with over 8700 attendees joining the conference in Seoul. Richard Ma, Quantstamp CEO, spoke on a panel entitled “The State of Crypto in 2030.”

 

The 5th Stanford Blockchain Conference took place August 29-31, 2022. Several Quantstamp team members attended, including Dr. Jan Gorzny, Head of L2 Scaling at Quantstamp, who participated on a panel at the first annual DeFi Security Summit at Stanford Blockchain Week. 


We’re Hiring

Quantstamp is hiring for several positions right now - view our current opportunities.

💻 Interested in working with us? Check out our careers page or email us at careers@quantstamp.com if you think you may be a good fit!


Keep up with Quantstamp

Follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, check out our Github, follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on Reddit, subscribe to our Youtube Channel, or sign up for our newsletter

Note: This update includes information and forward-looking statements about upcoming events and concepts under continuing development. Schedules, features, and functionality are subject to change or cancellation at any time and you are not to place undue reliance on this information or any forward-looking statements.

Quantstamp Announcements
September 7, 2022

What’s Trending

Ethereum Merge: The long-awaited Ethereum Merge is expected to take place mid September, when the network will change its consensus protocol from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake. On Tuesday, September 6, the Bellatrix upgrade—the network's final hard fork prior to the merge—marked a major milestone that prepares Ethereum's Proof of Stake Beacon Chain (Consensus Layer) to merge with Ethereum's mainnet Execution Layer. 

Before the Beacon Chain went live, Quantstamp audited two separate Beacon Chain clients, Teku by ConsenSys and Prysm by Prysmatic Labs.


Notable Audits

Celer Network: A Tendermint-based layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, Polkadot, and other blockchains to drive mass adoption with rollup-like technology.

DerivaDex: A decentralized derivatives exchange that is governed by the DerivaDAO app.

JPEG’d: A lending protocol bridging the gap between DeFi and NFTs.

Klex: A portfolio rebalancer and AMM on Klaytn.

Oaysis: A public blockchain for gaming with EVM compatibility.

Zed Run: An NFT game where you can race, breed, and own horses on the Polygon blockchain.


Curated by Quantstamp

Curated is hosted by Sabby (@sabsnft) and Tyler, members of Quantstamp’s NFT team. The podcast is a curated series of conversations with web3 founders and thought leaders on topics like NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse. 

In Episode 15, Sabby and Tyler talk to Snowfro, the founder of ArtBlocks. Art Blocks is an Ethereum-based NFT creation platform where artists can create and sell on-demand generative art. In Episode 16, they chat with Shannon Snow, COO of World of Women, covering everything from what’s happening in the WoW ecosystem to entertainment, storytelling, and philanthropy.

🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.


Events

Korea Blockchain Week was a success, with over 8700 attendees joining the conference in Seoul. Richard Ma, Quantstamp CEO, spoke on a panel entitled “The State of Crypto in 2030.”

 

The 5th Stanford Blockchain Conference took place August 29-31, 2022. Several Quantstamp team members attended, including Dr. Jan Gorzny, Head of L2 Scaling at Quantstamp, who participated on a panel at the first annual DeFi Security Summit at Stanford Blockchain Week. 


We’re Hiring

Quantstamp is hiring for several positions right now - view our current opportunities.

💻 Interested in working with us? Check out our careers page or email us at careers@quantstamp.com if you think you may be a good fit!


Keep up with Quantstamp

Follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, check out our Github, follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on Reddit, subscribe to our Youtube Channel, or sign up for our newsletter

Note: This update includes information and forward-looking statements about upcoming events and concepts under continuing development. Schedules, features, and functionality are subject to change or cancellation at any time and you are not to place undue reliance on this information or any forward-looking statements.

December 13, 2022

Quantstamp Community Update - November 2022

Presenting our research paper at DICG 2022, wrapping up our event season, hiring and audits. Here's what happened at Quantstamp in November.

November 8, 2022

Quantstamp Community Update - October 2022

Offchain Labs acquires Prysmatic Labs, Google Cloud announces node-hosting services, presenting at Devcon, and lots of audits. Here's what happened at Quantstamp in October.

October 25, 2022

Rollup Escape Hatches

After years of effort, rollups are becoming mainstream components of the Ethereum ecosystem. An escape hatch is a method to recover digital assets or program state from a rollup when sequencers or validators are offline, a critical security feature if something goes wrong, and crucial given the complexity of these systems.