Aave V3: On March 16, Aave launched the latest iteration of their protocol. With v3 deployed on six chains, Aave’s governance token has risen by more than 40% since launch.
DeFi: Bridge hacks continue to be a huge issue. On March 29, the Ronin bridge was exploited for more than $625M in USDC and Ether. Dr. Martin Derka, Senior Research Engineer at Quantstamp, provided some insight into some of the risks and vulnerabilities with bridges at EthDenver.
Yuga Labs Acquisition: This past month, Yuga Labs, creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), announced their acquisition of the CryptoPunks and Meebits NFT collections from Larva Labs.
💫 ArthSwap: The highest TVL DEX in the Astar Network ecosystem.
🗿Bastion: A decentralized lending protocol on NEAR.
🎮 Illuvium: An open-world, NFT and metaverse game on Ethereum.
⛓ LayerZero: An interoperability protocol passing messages between blockchains.
💧 Liquifi: Building token vesting and equity solutions for web3 companies.
🍁 Maple Finance: A lending protocol for institutions.
🪞 Mirror: Providing web3 toolkits that allow users to mint NFTs, crowdfund, and more.
📈 Rolla: An option trading protocol on Polygon.
Smart Contract Secure Development Lifecycle
🛡️ Dr. Sebastian Banescu, Senior Research Engineer + Country Manager for Germany at Quantstamp, recently participated in the Crypto Valley Association's launch event. This marked the release of The Crypto Valley Association Cybersecurity Working Group's latest publication, which is aimed at helping builders secure dApps from start to finish. .
Find out more and download the publication.
🇪🇸 The Quantstamp team was in Barcelona in March for the Avalanche Summit, where we hosted a well-attended cocktail social on the first night of the event along with GSR, Nested, and Republic Crypto. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
🇫🇷 Catch up with us in April for Paris Blockchain Week. Richard Ma, Quantstamp CEO, will join Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox Game (@borgetsebastien), Co-founder of Phala Network (@marvin_tong), and COO of MyEtherWallet (@RatherBeThePope) on a panel exploring how web3 is powering the metaverse.
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