Quantstamp Community Update January 29, 2019

Quantstamp Announcements
July 23, 2019

Quantstamp Protocol Progress and Planning

Senior Research Engineer Leo Passos planning with the engineering team.

In January, we continued testing and iterating many of the features which are coming in the next version of the Quantstamp Protocol. We continued end-to-end testing of our policing nodes which are designed to detect and nullify the actions of scanning nodes that are malfunctioning or being operated by bad actors. Once our policing nodes are ready, we will be able to allow anyone to permissionlessly run a scanning node.

We deployed our Bounty Protocol onto the Ethereum testnet. We are developing the UI for our Assurance Protocol, and are in the process of auditing its code for bugs and vulnerabilities.

Besides progress on the development side, we also held intensive planning sessions to clarify our goals for this current development sprint. Held typically at the beginning of each quarter, these planning sessions are part of our iterative development process. They help us stay accountable to our roadmap and define both our technical milestones and goals as a company.

New Hires

In January, we on-boarded Lee Martinet onto our team. Martinet is currently a Master student in Math and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo and joins us as a part-time software engineer out of the Toronto office.

He has experience programming with Python, Java, backend design (PHP/MySQL), Javascript, HTML as well as Verilog and security of cryptographic hardware.

Unitimes AMA

Our CTO Steven Stewart recently did an in-depth AMA with Unitimes about dealing with bugs in smart contracts. Unitimes is a high-quality Asia-based blockchain media company that has also interviewed Vitalik Buterin, LivePeer and Truebit.

Steven covered many frequently asked questions about Quantstamp and smart contract security, as well as interesting new ones asked by the Unitimes community. Read the full interview here.

Fujitsu Accelerator Program

Head of APAC Kei Oda speaks at Fujitsu’s Accelerator Program demo day

We graduated from Fujitsu’s Accelerator Program. Fujitsu is Japan’s #1 IT service provider by revenue. Their accelerator program has been running since 2015 and their most recent batch is focused on Blockchain and AI. Our program ran from September to January and allowed us to network with other blockchain startups, as well as Japanese enterprises interested in the space.

Tokyo University Blockchain Program

Forward Deployed Engineer Yohei Oka teaches at Tokyo University

Our forward deployed engineer Yohei Oka taught a lesson as part of a 3-day fintech and blockchain course at Tokyo University — the top university in Japan.

Yohei’s segment was a technical introduction to smart contracts and smart contract security. We think that blockchain courses in mainstream educational institutions like this one are key to driving the next wave of blockchain innovation.

Temple University @ Quantstamp

Operations officer Tristan Thomas talks about Quantstamp at our San Francisco headquarters

We hosted Temple University Fox Business School students at Quantstamp HQ in San Francisco. Our team explained the basics of blockchain and smart contracts and how to make a meaningful contribution to these new and exciting fields. We also shared about Quantstamp, our mission, values, protocol, products, and services.

Directors Forum at UC San Diego

Besides educating students, we also make efforts to reach out to business leaders across industries. Our VP of Strategy Olga V. Mack spoke at the 14th Annual Directors Forum at the University of San Diego School of Business. She educated directors and executives from public and large private companies about secure innovation in blockchain and smart contracts.

ETHDenver 2019

The Quantstamp team will be hacking at ETHDenver, Feb 15–17 in Denver, Colorado. Follow us on Twitter to see what we’re up to then. If you’re at the event, you’re also welcome to drop by and say hi!

Interested in working for us?

We are hiring for a variety of positions globally. Check out our careers page.

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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.

August 21, 2019

EthBerlin Security HelpDesk Details, Security Award & Hosted Points Bonus from Quantstamp + MythX

Quantstamp and MythX are very excited to support EthBerlin this year. If you're participating, come find us at the HelpDesk, your one-stop resource for any security-related inquiries. Need suggestions on more secure code implementations or advice on mitigating certain vulnerabilities? The HelpDesk is available round the clock to offer guidance and assistance throughout the hackathon.

August 13, 2019

Open Sourcing Our Bounty Protocol

We are open sourcing the code for our Bounty Protocol. A bounty protocol is a marketplace for developers to identify bugs in smart contracts that automation cannot detect. The Bounty Protocol has the potential to leverage software engineering talent from around the world to add an essential layer of infrastructure for blockchain security.

July 31, 2019

Join Our Meme Competition

On August 1st, Quantstamp will begin our Meme Competition. Subject to eligibility, the winner of the Meme Competition will receive a Nintendo Switch Console, Mario Kart 8 (game for the Nintendo Switch), a Ledger Nano X, and a copy of our book, Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security!

July 30, 2019

Quantstamp Community Update July 2019

Quantstamp Security Network growth, securing Binance’s first stablecoin, auditing Klaytn, Congressional Blockchain Education Day - it’s been an exciting month at Quantstamp. Here's what's been going on: