Quantstamp Community Update - July 2022

Quantstamp Announcements
August 10, 2022

What’s Trending

Scaling stETH: Last month, Lido announced expansion plans involving stETH on Layer 2. This is good news for Ethereum stakers, who can now enjoy lower fees and a new suite of L2 DeFi apps. 

Arbitrum Nova + Nitro: It was a busy month for Offchain Labs. Mid month, the team announced Arbitrum Nova, a new chain built on AnyTrust that optimizes for low cost transactions with strong security guarantees. On July 25, we learned the Arbitrum One upgrade to the Nitro tech stack is getting very close. At the time of writing, Arbitrum Nova is live and open to the public, and the Nitro upgrade is slated for August 31.


Notable Audits

Algem: A liquid staking DeFi app on Astar Network.

Echelon Prime: A web3 ecosystem advancing the next generation of gaming.

Flowcarbon: Bringing carbon on chain, unlocking the speed and scale of crypto markets to protect the earth’s natural carbon sinks and finance planet-saving projects.

Mint Carbon: A proprietary platform developed by DeepMarkit Corp that enables carbon offset holders or project originators to mint their credits into NFTs. 

Silo Finance: A non-custodial lending protocol where users can borrow any crypto asset using any other asset as collateral.

VTVL (Previously Backer): Design token vesting schedules, automate distributions and manage your token cap table within one platform.


Chainproof: Insuring the Future of Web3

July marked an exciting milestone with the launch of Chainproof, the world’s first regulated smart contract insurer. Incubated by Quantstamp, backed by Sompo and reinsured by MunichRe, Chainproof offers regulated insurance against hacks for non-custodial smart contracts on a public decentralized blockchain. Learn more about the launch in our recent blog post or visit chainproof.co.

Curated by Quantstamp

Curated is hosted by Sabby (@sabsnft) and Tyler, members of Quantstamp’s NFT team. The podcast is a curated series of conversations with web3 founders and thought leaders on topics like NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse. 

Episode 11 features Lisa, a producer of Orchard Farm Productions along with Mila Kunis. Lisa shares her insight into how NFTs are helping Hollywood creatives, and ways to leverage the technology.

In Episode 12, the Curated team chats with Mack Flavelle, ex-founder of Dapper Labs and co-creator of CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot.

🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.


Events

EthCC: This month, several Quantstamp team members went to France for EthCC. In addition to pitching Chainproof, judging the hackathon, and a booth at the main venue, we also hosted a coworking space, a cocktail hour, and a live jazz event to wrap up the week! Thank you to everyone who visited our booth or stopped by one of our events. 

Sebi Banescu, Chainproof CEO and Head of Quantstamp Germany, and Don Ho, Managing Director at Quantstamp, pitch Chainproof at EthVC.

 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi or chat with the team at EthCC.


We’re Hiring


Quantstamp is hiring for a number of positions right now, including a Golang Engineer, Auditing Engineer (I to III), and Applied Cryptographer. Take a look at all our open positions.

💻 Interested in working with us? Check out our careers page or email us at careers@quantstamp.com if you think you may be a good fit!

 

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 10, 2022

What’s Trending

Scaling stETH: Last month, Lido announced expansion plans involving stETH on Layer 2. This is good news for Ethereum stakers, who can now enjoy lower fees and a new suite of L2 DeFi apps. 

Arbitrum Nova + Nitro: It was a busy month for Offchain Labs. Mid month, the team announced Arbitrum Nova, a new chain built on AnyTrust that optimizes for low cost transactions with strong security guarantees. On July 25, we learned the Arbitrum One upgrade to the Nitro tech stack is getting very close. At the time of writing, Arbitrum Nova is live and open to the public, and the Nitro upgrade is slated for August 31.


Notable Audits

Algem: A liquid staking DeFi app on Astar Network.

Echelon Prime: A web3 ecosystem advancing the next generation of gaming.

Flowcarbon: Bringing carbon on chain, unlocking the speed and scale of crypto markets to protect the earth’s natural carbon sinks and finance planet-saving projects.

Mint Carbon: A proprietary platform developed by DeepMarkit Corp that enables carbon offset holders or project originators to mint their credits into NFTs. 

Silo Finance: A non-custodial lending protocol where users can borrow any crypto asset using any other asset as collateral.

VTVL (Previously Backer): Design token vesting schedules, automate distributions and manage your token cap table within one platform.


Chainproof: Insuring the Future of Web3

July marked an exciting milestone with the launch of Chainproof, the world’s first regulated smart contract insurer. Incubated by Quantstamp, backed by Sompo and reinsured by MunichRe, Chainproof offers regulated insurance against hacks for non-custodial smart contracts on a public decentralized blockchain. Learn more about the launch in our recent blog post or visit chainproof.co.

Curated by Quantstamp

Curated is hosted by Sabby (@sabsnft) and Tyler, members of Quantstamp’s NFT team. The podcast is a curated series of conversations with web3 founders and thought leaders on topics like NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse. 

Episode 11 features Lisa, a producer of Orchard Farm Productions along with Mila Kunis. Lisa shares her insight into how NFTs are helping Hollywood creatives, and ways to leverage the technology.

In Episode 12, the Curated team chats with Mack Flavelle, ex-founder of Dapper Labs and co-creator of CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot.

🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.


Events

EthCC: This month, several Quantstamp team members went to France for EthCC. In addition to pitching Chainproof, judging the hackathon, and a booth at the main venue, we also hosted a coworking space, a cocktail hour, and a live jazz event to wrap up the week! Thank you to everyone who visited our booth or stopped by one of our events. 

Sebi Banescu, Chainproof CEO and Head of Quantstamp Germany, and Don Ho, Managing Director at Quantstamp, pitch Chainproof at EthVC.

 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi or chat with the team at EthCC.


We’re Hiring


Quantstamp is hiring for a number of positions right now, including a Golang Engineer, Auditing Engineer (I to III), and Applied Cryptographer. Take a look at all our open positions.

💻 Interested in working with us? Check out our careers page or email us at careers@quantstamp.com if you think you may be a good fit!

 

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.

December 13, 2022

Quantstamp Community Update - November 2022

Presenting our research paper at DICG 2022, wrapping up our event season, hiring and audits. Here's what happened at Quantstamp in November.

November 8, 2022

Quantstamp Community Update - October 2022

Offchain Labs acquires Prysmatic Labs, Google Cloud announces node-hosting services, presenting at Devcon, and lots of audits. Here's what happened at Quantstamp in October.

October 25, 2022

Rollup Escape Hatches

After years of effort, rollups are becoming mainstream components of the Ethereum ecosystem. An escape hatch is a method to recover digital assets or program state from a rollup when sequencers or validators are offline, a critical security feature if something goes wrong, and crucial given the complexity of these systems.