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.

March 31, 2020

Quantstamp Joins MyID Alliance

Quantstamp is proud to join the MyID Alliance, a Digital ID initiative by ICONLOOP. As the world moves towards more online and less face-to-face interactions, Digital ID will be a key enabling technology. 

March 24, 2020

Market Dynamics of the 1st bZx Hack: Flash Loans and the Insolvent Loan

In this series, we describe the market dynamics of the 1st bZx attack so we can avoid attacks with market manipulation components in the future.

March 13, 2020

Top 3 DeFi Trends

This post discusses how flash loans, zaps, and DeFi aggregators are leveraging composability in order to simplify the user experience and ultimately make DeFi markets hyper-efficient.

March 11, 2020

Bringing Bitcoin to DeFi

DeFi is blockchain’s first killer app, with assets locked up approaching $1 billion USD. But one major asset is missing: Bitcoin. Bitcoin is not only the first crypto asset, but the largest - with over $168 billion USD of Bitcoin in circulation it has deep pools of liquidity. It is one of the least volatile cryptocurrencies and has a large network of fiat on and off ramps. All these properties make it a great crypto-collateral. We think Bitcoin has the potential to transform the DeFi landscape as the most widespread and liquid asset available today.