Quantstamp Community Update - September 2019

Quantstamp Announcements
October 1, 2019

Quantstamp Blue Paper upcoming, securing #DeFi, the latest Forbes Tech Council article, and more.

Here’s what’s been going on at Quantstamp in September:

Quantstamp Blue Paper

We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of the Quantstamp Blue Paper. This will be a technical paper explaining the implementations of our three decentralized security protocols: The Quantstamp Security Network, Quantstamp Assurance Protocol, and Quantstamp Bounty Protocol. This paper is intended to:

Disruptor Daily 

We’ve been featured in Disruptor Daily - a website highlighting practical blockchain use cases and companies using blockchain technology in the real world.

In the interview, Quantstamp CEO Richard Ma explains Quantstamp’s mission and how we use blockchain to help scale smart contract security. He also shares some of the impressive use cases we’ve seen and been a part of, such as alleviating poverty with transparency and working with the World Economic Forum to reduce corruption in corporate procurement. 

Disruptor Daily also kicked off their inaugural Blockchain in Cybersecurity Use Case Awards, and Quantstamp is a finalist. Read more and vote for us here - voting is open until October 9.

Securing DeFi

We continue to work with top #DeFi projects to help secure the future of finance. In September, we audited PoolTogether’s new 2.0 pools. PoolTogether is a no-loss lottery that uses interest from DAI savings to generate winnings. PoolTogether 2.0 allows users to keep their funds in Pooltogether across pools, effectively creating a gamified savings account.

Besides PoolTogether, we also worked with Binance again to secure BEP3 atomic swaps on Binance Chain (used by Binance DEX). These atomic swaps are being used to allow for token swaps between Binance Chain and Ethereum. The BEP3 improvement is incorporated in the Archimedes upgrade of Binance Chain on testnet and is planned to be incorporated soon into mainnet. These projects, and the other DeFi projects we are working with, are building a new, decentralized ecosystem of financial services and products that serve users better than existing products from centralized entities.

DeMarchi Jersey Auction Successful

This month, a digital auction secured by Quantstamp of blockchain certified memorabilia was successfully conducted. BlockStar worked with DeMarchi, an iconic cycling brand to sell a blockchain-certified replica of Fausto Coppi’s 1953 De Marchi Jersey for $10,500. 

Quantstamp helped secure the components and the website used to conduct the auction. Read more about the auction here.

Quantstamp in Forbes

As part of the Forbes Tech Council, CEO Richard Ma recently published an article on Forbes about the positive social impact blockchain technology is making. Richard explains how blockchain is improving accountability at charities, reducing administrative costs, providing financial access to the unbanked, and more. Read the article here.

DevCon Osaka


Devcon V in Osaka is coming up! Our CEO Richard Ma will be joined by our whole Tokyo based team. We are so excited for the Ethereum community to see the tremendous growth Japan has brought to the space.

On the second day of Devcon, catch Quantstamp Security Researcher Yohei Oka speaking on a panel with ConsenSys Diligence, OpenZeppelin, ChainSecurity, as well as the Ethereum Foundation hosted by Researcher Dean Eigenmann.  We will be in Hall D - Oct 09, from noon to 1:15pm. Later that day, from 6 -930pm, we are co-hosting a blockchain researcher focused meetup with our friends LayerX and MythX

Lastly, as a lead into Devcon, our Community and Communications person Jaye Harrill will be helping to moderate a special ETH2 episode of Hashing it Out with Security Researcher Dr. Corey Petty. This will be the perfect listen for a crypto native audience who hasn’t yet looked into the expected upgrade. Expected Air date Oct. 3 2019  https://thebitcoinpodcast.com/category/podcast/

Waterloo Blockchain+Security Workshop

Next week, we’ll be speaking at the Waterloo Blockchain+Security Workshop in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Speakers include CEO Richard Ma, Co-Founder Steven Stewart, and Waterloo professors Vijay Ganesh and Raouf Boutaba. Many of our engineers studied at the University of Waterloo, so this is a special event for us. 

Register here, spaces are limited. 

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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.

November 1, 2019

Quantstamp Community Update - October 2019

Devcon Osaka, working with MetaCartel, UWaterloo Blockchain+Security Workshop, SF Blockchain Week - it’s been a busy month at Quantstamp!

October 7, 2019

You are Invited to the Quantstamp Security Assurance Protocol Beta Test

Thank you for participating in the beta-testing phase of the Quantstamp Assurance Protocol. Help us collect feedback in order to make improvements.

October 4, 2019

How to Use DeFi Safely

With eye popping interest rates on lending platforms, it’s never been more tempting to put assets into some of the promising new #DeFi applications out there today. But is security an issue? Dr. Poming Lee, Security Engineer with Quantstamp, explains how to keep your funds safe when using DeFi.

September 25, 2019

Quantstamp Enhances Security of Blockchain Certified Sports Memorabilia

On Monday, September 9th, BlockStar, a company authenticating real-world goods using blockchain technology, and DeMarchi, the iconic cycling apparel brand established in 1946, sold the world’s first blockchain certified replica of Fausto Coppi’s 1953 De Marchi Jersey for $10,500. Quantstamp facilitated the success of this sale by enhancing the security of the blockchain components and the website used to conduct the auction.