Quantstamp Community Update - January 2020

Quantstamp Announcements
February 6, 2020

Securing OmiseGo Plasma MoreVP, SXSW Finalist, working with DeFi rockstars, here’s what’s been going on at Quantstamp in January:

Securing the Rockstars of DeFi

We’re honored to work with some of the best projects in the Ethereum ecosystem, including many of the top DeFi projects. Through our relationship with Maker, Quantstamp has secured projects such as PoolTogether, Ramp Network and Kava. 

These projects have enhanced the DeFi ecosystem by:

Find out more about these projects and our relationship with Maker in our recent post, The New Rockstars Building the Future of DeFi

OmiseGO’s Latest Implementation of Plasma

OmiseGO has advanced plasma, a layer 2 scaling solution, by securing its latest implementation with Quantstamp. Plasma aims to enable faster and cheaper transactions by creating additional blockchains that exist “on top of Ethereum” but that ultimately rely on Ethereum for security.

OmiseGO’s latest implementation, More Viable Plasma, aims to deliver a better user experience compared to its predecessor, Minimum Viable Plasma, which Quantstamp also audited. For more information about the audit, check out our blog post.  

South By Southwest 2020 Finalist 

We’re excited to announce that Quantstamp will be headed to Austin in March to participate in the SXSW Pitch! Out of the 937 companies that applied to present, Quantstamp was selected as one of 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories. Past finalists have gone on to raise over $6.6 billion in funding and alumni include Klout, Hipmunk, and Wildfire among others. The two-day event will be held the first weekend of the SXSW Conference & Festival, Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. On Sunday, March 15, the award ceremony will take place, where the winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit: https://www.sxsw.com/pitch. 

Smart Contract Security Alliance Member Spotlight - Fujitsu & NRI

We are proud to be a founding member of the Smart Contract Security Alliance, an organization dedicated to pushing forward standards in blockchain security. Recently we interviewed Fujitsu R&D, which has been pushing forward blockchain implementation in Asia. For the last two years they’ve been performing cutting edge research into Blockchain security and development, forming partnerships with banks and enterprises in China. Read more here.

We also spoke with NRI Secure - the security arm of Nomura Research Institute. Security Engineer Teruhiro Tagomori talked about their comprehensive view of blockchain and application security. Read the article here.

Upcoming Events - ETHDenver

We will be attending, speaking at, sponsoring, and hacking at ETHDenver 2020. ETHDenver 2020 will feature BuffiDAO - an interactive RPG with Quantstamp missions which we encourage you to try. Find us at the event, or listen to our talks, and earn XP!

Forbes Tech Council

In his latest Forbes article, Quantstamp CEO Richard Ma explores how the supply chain sector is using blockchain to tackle long-standing issues around efficiency, information sharing and traceability. Read the full article.

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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.

February 10, 2020

Quantstamp is attending ETHDenver along with Colorado Governor

Quantstamp is proud to be a Cypher sponsor of ETHDenver. This will also mark the third time we participate in the hackathon (we have attended the event every time!).

January 28, 2020

Breaking Bad Contracts - Ethereum Gas Updates

The recent Istanbul hard fork in December affected some important smart contracts deployed on Ethereum mainnet. Thankfully, major projects such as Kyber were prepared and migrated to new contracts before the fork, but many developers are still unaware of the impact the Istanbul hard fork may have on both smart contract development and previously deployed contracts.

January 27, 2020

OmiseGO Advances Plasma with its Latest Implementation

OmiseGO's More Viable Plasma added features to plasma designed to enhance user experience.

January 10, 2020

The New Rockstars Building the Future of DeFi

Maker set the foundation for the DeFi ecosystem by creating DAI, but their impact does not end there. They facilitating the success of future DeFi rockstars and Quantstamp is providing the security.