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:
- helping users engage in economically healthy behaviors
- allowing users to buy and sell crypto directly from dApps and wallets without the need of a centralized exchange
- enabling Bitcoin to be used as collateral in DeFi
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.