Quantstamp Community Update - May 2020

Quantstamp Announcements
June 2, 2020

Here’s what happened at Quantstamp in May:

Auditing ETH 2.0 


We are proud to be auditing Prysmatic Labs’ ETH 2.0 client. Prysmatic Labs is developing a Go-based client which, according to EthHub, will act as the ETH 2.0 counterpart to Geth.  

With ETH 2.0, Ethereum’s consensus algorithm is moving from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. This transition addresses scalability - one of the biggest challenges facing Ethereum today. 

ETH 2.0 brings many benefits, but the transition of a core consensus algorithm has complex security considerations. As a crypto-economic system, ETH 2.0’s security will be fundamental to its success. We are proud to be trusted with this important work to help move the industry forward.

Interested in running a Prysmatic Labs ETH 2.0 Validator? We've written a handy guide here.

DeFi Security Starts with Testing

Recently, hacks resulting in the loss of over $26 million USD in value rocked several prominent DeFi projects including bZx, Uniswap, dForce / Lendf.Me, and Hegic. These losses may have been prevented through quality testing. 

Our recent post on test suites explains the benefits of a quality test suite, best practices for creating a test suite, and what a quality test suite looks like.

Gitcoin NYBW Hackathon

We’re not kidding about testing - it was the theme of our New York Blockchain Week Gitcoin Hackathon sponsorship. Teams that produced quality testing for their project were able to win a DAI prize. 

Quantstamp and the World Economic Forum

As part of Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu talked about how Quantstamp is working with the WEF to help tackle corruption in government procurement. Sebastian explains how cryptography can be used to provide transparency to the process, while still balancing privacy for bidders in government contracts. 

View the talk here.

May Customer Highlights

Idle Finance

Idle Finance, a Robo-advisor for Yield (RAY) which was audited by us, launched their third version in May. This version has new yield allocation strategies, new protocols supported, and a brand new dashboard to monitor your portfolio.

Learn more in their launch article, or visit Idle at idle.finance

PieDAO

PieDAO is a project that aims to provide diversified cryptocurrency assets in a single token. Its first product is BTC++, an ERC20 token that incorporates several top Bitcoin on Ethereum tokens. 

Find out more on the PieDAO website. You can also view their Quantstamp audit report here.

Solidity Summit

As part of the Solidity Summit, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu talked about how to detect DOS vulnerabilities caused by gas limits via fuzzing + generating exploits and fixes. 

View the talk here.

Media

Our CEO Richard Ma was interviewed by The Cryptonomist this month. He talked about the history of Quantstamp as well as security challenges and pitfalls for blockchain projects. He also discussed what he believes is holding back blockchain from further adoption. Read the full article here

Keep up with Quantstamp

Follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, check out our Github, follow us out 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
June 2, 2020

Here’s what happened at Quantstamp in May:

Auditing ETH 2.0 


We are proud to be auditing Prysmatic Labs’ ETH 2.0 client. Prysmatic Labs is developing a Go-based client which, according to EthHub, will act as the ETH 2.0 counterpart to Geth.  

With ETH 2.0, Ethereum’s consensus algorithm is moving from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. This transition addresses scalability - one of the biggest challenges facing Ethereum today. 

ETH 2.0 brings many benefits, but the transition of a core consensus algorithm has complex security considerations. As a crypto-economic system, ETH 2.0’s security will be fundamental to its success. We are proud to be trusted with this important work to help move the industry forward.

Interested in running a Prysmatic Labs ETH 2.0 Validator? We've written a handy guide here.

DeFi Security Starts with Testing

Recently, hacks resulting in the loss of over $26 million USD in value rocked several prominent DeFi projects including bZx, Uniswap, dForce / Lendf.Me, and Hegic. These losses may have been prevented through quality testing. 

Our recent post on test suites explains the benefits of a quality test suite, best practices for creating a test suite, and what a quality test suite looks like.

Gitcoin NYBW Hackathon

We’re not kidding about testing - it was the theme of our New York Blockchain Week Gitcoin Hackathon sponsorship. Teams that produced quality testing for their project were able to win a DAI prize. 

Quantstamp and the World Economic Forum

As part of Ethereal Virtual Summit 2020, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu talked about how Quantstamp is working with the WEF to help tackle corruption in government procurement. Sebastian explains how cryptography can be used to provide transparency to the process, while still balancing privacy for bidders in government contracts. 

View the talk here.

May Customer Highlights

Idle Finance

Idle Finance, a Robo-advisor for Yield (RAY) which was audited by us, launched their third version in May. This version has new yield allocation strategies, new protocols supported, and a brand new dashboard to monitor your portfolio.

Learn more in their launch article, or visit Idle at idle.finance

PieDAO

PieDAO is a project that aims to provide diversified cryptocurrency assets in a single token. Its first product is BTC++, an ERC20 token that incorporates several top Bitcoin on Ethereum tokens. 

Find out more on the PieDAO website. You can also view their Quantstamp audit report here.

Solidity Summit

As part of the Solidity Summit, Quantstamp Research Engineer Sebastian Banescu talked about how to detect DOS vulnerabilities caused by gas limits via fuzzing + generating exploits and fixes. 

View the talk here.

Media

Our CEO Richard Ma was interviewed by The Cryptonomist this month. He talked about the history of Quantstamp as well as security challenges and pitfalls for blockchain projects. He also discussed what he believes is holding back blockchain from further adoption. Read the full article here

Keep up with Quantstamp

Follow us on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook, check out our Github, follow us out 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


September 21, 2020

Chasing Yield with DeFi Aggregators

The DeFi space has seen impressive innovation and traction over the last two years. As DeFi continues to evolve, DeFi aggregators are emerging as a strong trend. As user-facing products built on decentralized infrastructure, DeFi aggregators unlock the potential for higher yields and a better user experience.

September 21, 2020

Quantstamp Audits Binance Smart Chain

Quantstamp has audited Binance Smart Chain, a blockchain that runs parallel to Binance Chain optimized for DeFi.

September 2, 2020

Quantstamp Community Update - August 2020

DeFi hacks, Layer 1 audits, and more media coverage. Here’s what happened at Quantstamp in August.

September 1, 2020

Quantstamp Audits Layer 1 Blockchains

Apart from securing the applications that run on blockchain platforms, we also offer security services for base layer protocols. Our experience with base layer protocols includes ETH2, Avalanche, and Cardano.