Quantstamp Community Update: July 2021

Quantstamp Announcements
August 3, 2021

What’s Trending

📅 Our Growing Event Calendar: July marked an exciting upswing in events, including numerous panels, presentations and a busy week catching up with friends old and new at EthCC in Paris. 

🇩🇪 Quantstamp Germany: We unveiled some exciting news this month: we are expanding our operations to Germany! With plans to hire 15 engineers by the end of 2022, we’re on the hunt for talented people to join our team. Interested in working for Quantstamp? In our latest post, we chat with three employees about what it’s like to work here.

📈 Reddit Scaling with Arbitrum: Another win for Ethereum. Reddit recently announced plans to migrate its ERC-20 tokens to Arbitrum, an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution using optimistic rollups.

Notable Audits

🌐 API3DAO: Quantstamp audited API3’s api3-dao repository at commit 283e6ba and d3db4e7. API3 aims to develop APIs that meet the strict decentralization requirements of Web 3.0 without employing third-party intermediaries.

🔗 Clipper: Quantstamp audited Clipper’s galleon-dex repository at commit 0dff47e. Clipper is a DEX that optimizes for small trades. 

🌎 Coinvise: Quantstamp audited Coinvise’s coinvise-contracts repository at commit d0c58fc and b5f5c1f. Coinvise helps creators and communities build open economies by allowing them to create, collect and earn social tokens and NFTs.

📊 MCDEX: Quantstamp audited MCDEX’s mai-protocol-v3 repository at commit 50fb550 and edf2053. MCDEX is a protocol for perpetual swaps built on Arbitrum, an optimistic rollup built to scale Ethereum by Offchain Labs.

🗿 Reflexer: Quantstamp audited Reflexer's geb-lender-first-resort repository at commit 6945d87. Reflexer Finance is building RAI, the first non pegged, stable asset backed only by ETH.

💱 SEXP Exchange: Quantstamp audited SEXP Exchange’s sexp-binary-options repository at commit c6e1cb8 and 1ce0875. SEXP is a Tezos-based synthetic asset exchange. 

🛍️ StormX: Quantstamp audited StormX’s nft-shrug repository at commit 1d5d0ec and 03d4bc3. StormX allows you to earn crypto every time you shop from 800+ shops across 150 countries.


The State of Security for a Decentralized World

On July 22, Senior Security Researcher Martin Derka and a panel of fellow luminaries had a great discussion hosted by the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance. Find the full session on YouTube to learn more about the realities and challenges of the ever-evolving blockchain security space.

EthCC in Paris

EthCC is the largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community. This month, several people from the Quantstamp team went to Paris for EthCC where we attended the conference, presented at ETHécole (a full-day conference organized by EthMagicians), hosted an event celebrating the launch of Quantstamp Germany, and participated in numerous side events.

📚 Lessons Learned from Over 300 Security Audits

On July 20, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu presented "Lessons learned from over 300 security audits" at EthCC. If you missed it, you can view the full presentation on YouTube.


😈 Surviving DeFi: How to Prevent Economic Attacks

On July 21, Richard Ma presented at ETHécole, an event focused on Ethereum development, NFTs, and DAOs. In his presentation, Richard went over popular myths about defensive techniques and provided guidance and best practices to help projects protect themselves from economic attacks.


🇩🇪 Celebrating the Launch of Quantstamp Germany

On July 21, we hosted a small event in celebration of our recent expansion to Germany. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us. We look forward to this new chapter and encourage you to share our recent blog post with anyone who may be interested in joining our team! 



DeFi’s Composability: More Possibility, More Risk


DeFi is quite possibly the strongest and most obvious use case for the Ethereum blockchain. However, while DeFi's "money legos" offer seemingly endless potential, this comes along with increased complexity, complex interactions, and novel attack vectors. In our latest post, learn more about DeFi’s double-edged sword and how to navigate some of these dangers.



DLT Talents

Quantstamp is pleased to sponsor the current cohort of DLT Talents, an 18-week mentoring program for women in blockchain operated by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. Other partners of the DLT Talents program include Mastercard, Commerzbank, KFW, the Digital Euro Foundation, and the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). 

This month, Quantstamp team members Jaye Harrill, Karina Crooks, and Naoko Araki participated in a panel about their careers, working in blockchain, challenges in the security space, and more. Later in July, Jaye also participated in a women's panel on stablecoins, co-hosted by Mastercard. You can watch the full discussion on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

Blockchain Village 21 at DEFCON // August 6-8, 2021
📍Las Vegas, Nevada

Quantstamp is participating in Blockchainvillage 2021 at DEFCON. August 6 to 8, 2021, join us in Las Vegas where this year's theme is "Integrity.” 

Media Mentions 

If you’ve been listening to CoinDesk’s Money Reimagined podcast, you may have heard a familiar name! Sponsored by Quantstamp, this episode explores the intersections of Blockchains and ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) with MIchael Casey and Sheila Warren. Check out the full episode.

 

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
August 3, 2021

What’s Trending

📅 Our Growing Event Calendar: July marked an exciting upswing in events, including numerous panels, presentations and a busy week catching up with friends old and new at EthCC in Paris. 

🇩🇪 Quantstamp Germany: We unveiled some exciting news this month: we are expanding our operations to Germany! With plans to hire 15 engineers by the end of 2022, we’re on the hunt for talented people to join our team. Interested in working for Quantstamp? In our latest post, we chat with three employees about what it’s like to work here.

📈 Reddit Scaling with Arbitrum: Another win for Ethereum. Reddit recently announced plans to migrate its ERC-20 tokens to Arbitrum, an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution using optimistic rollups.

Notable Audits

🌐 API3DAO: Quantstamp audited API3’s api3-dao repository at commit 283e6ba and d3db4e7. API3 aims to develop APIs that meet the strict decentralization requirements of Web 3.0 without employing third-party intermediaries.

🔗 Clipper: Quantstamp audited Clipper’s galleon-dex repository at commit 0dff47e. Clipper is a DEX that optimizes for small trades. 

🌎 Coinvise: Quantstamp audited Coinvise’s coinvise-contracts repository at commit d0c58fc and b5f5c1f. Coinvise helps creators and communities build open economies by allowing them to create, collect and earn social tokens and NFTs.

📊 MCDEX: Quantstamp audited MCDEX’s mai-protocol-v3 repository at commit 50fb550 and edf2053. MCDEX is a protocol for perpetual swaps built on Arbitrum, an optimistic rollup built to scale Ethereum by Offchain Labs.

🗿 Reflexer: Quantstamp audited Reflexer's geb-lender-first-resort repository at commit 6945d87. Reflexer Finance is building RAI, the first non pegged, stable asset backed only by ETH.

💱 SEXP Exchange: Quantstamp audited SEXP Exchange’s sexp-binary-options repository at commit c6e1cb8 and 1ce0875. SEXP is a Tezos-based synthetic asset exchange. 

🛍️ StormX: Quantstamp audited StormX’s nft-shrug repository at commit 1d5d0ec and 03d4bc3. StormX allows you to earn crypto every time you shop from 800+ shops across 150 countries.


The State of Security for a Decentralized World

On July 22, Senior Security Researcher Martin Derka and a panel of fellow luminaries had a great discussion hosted by the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance. Find the full session on YouTube to learn more about the realities and challenges of the ever-evolving blockchain security space.

EthCC in Paris

EthCC is the largest annual European Ethereum event focused on technology and community. This month, several people from the Quantstamp team went to Paris for EthCC where we attended the conference, presented at ETHécole (a full-day conference organized by EthMagicians), hosted an event celebrating the launch of Quantstamp Germany, and participated in numerous side events.

📚 Lessons Learned from Over 300 Security Audits

On July 20, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu presented "Lessons learned from over 300 security audits" at EthCC. If you missed it, you can view the full presentation on YouTube.


😈 Surviving DeFi: How to Prevent Economic Attacks

On July 21, Richard Ma presented at ETHécole, an event focused on Ethereum development, NFTs, and DAOs. In his presentation, Richard went over popular myths about defensive techniques and provided guidance and best practices to help projects protect themselves from economic attacks.


🇩🇪 Celebrating the Launch of Quantstamp Germany

On July 21, we hosted a small event in celebration of our recent expansion to Germany. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us. We look forward to this new chapter and encourage you to share our recent blog post with anyone who may be interested in joining our team! 



DeFi’s Composability: More Possibility, More Risk


DeFi is quite possibly the strongest and most obvious use case for the Ethereum blockchain. However, while DeFi's "money legos" offer seemingly endless potential, this comes along with increased complexity, complex interactions, and novel attack vectors. In our latest post, learn more about DeFi’s double-edged sword and how to navigate some of these dangers.



DLT Talents

Quantstamp is pleased to sponsor the current cohort of DLT Talents, an 18-week mentoring program for women in blockchain operated by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. Other partners of the DLT Talents program include Mastercard, Commerzbank, KFW, the Digital Euro Foundation, and the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA). 

This month, Quantstamp team members Jaye Harrill, Karina Crooks, and Naoko Araki participated in a panel about their careers, working in blockchain, challenges in the security space, and more. Later in July, Jaye also participated in a women's panel on stablecoins, co-hosted by Mastercard. You can watch the full discussion on YouTube.

Upcoming Events

Blockchain Village 21 at DEFCON // August 6-8, 2021
📍Las Vegas, Nevada

Quantstamp is participating in Blockchainvillage 2021 at DEFCON. August 6 to 8, 2021, join us in Las Vegas where this year's theme is "Integrity.” 

Media Mentions 

If you’ve been listening to CoinDesk’s Money Reimagined podcast, you may have heard a familiar name! Sponsored by Quantstamp, this episode explores the intersections of Blockchains and ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) with MIchael Casey and Sheila Warren. Check out the full episode.

 

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.




November 11, 2020

Quantstamp Community Update - October 2020

‍Audit of Ethereum 2.0 client Teku, blockchain insurance, Open DeFi, virtual events, and more media coverage... here’s what happened at Quantstamp in October.‍

November 5, 2020

Why Bitcoin is Capturing Enterprise Attention

MicroStrategy made headlines this summer as the first publicly-traded company to buy Bitcoin as part of its capital allocation strategy. Since then, other companies have followed suit. Learn how current economic conditions and the unique properties of Bitcoin have driven these decisions.

October 28, 2020

Formally Verifying Hedera Hashgraph's Stablecoin Framework

Quantstamp created and formally verified a specification for Hedera Hashgraph stablecoins. This simplifies the process of creating safe stablecoins and also makes easier for partners to safely integrate them.

October 27, 2020

Quantstamp Completes Audit of 2nd ETH 2.0 Implementation

Quantstamp has now completed its audit of Teku, the Ethereum 2.0 client developed by ConsenSys. Quantstamp also audited Prysm by Prysmatic Labs.