After testing the performance of Ethereum using PoA, we tested the usability of the CardContact SmartCard-HSM USB token on an ethereum Proof of Authority network. The HSM allows to store and use multiple encryption keys, both RSA and Elliptic Curves (including secp256k1), for applications like issuing certificates as a CA, and with any application that […]
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about permissioned blockchains, in which only certain entities have the authority to validate transactions and generate blocks. The use of these technologies is currently highly required by different companies, since it allows them to store data in a decentralized way and show complete transparency in all their […]
Catalina Juarros – Ismael Bejarano – Pablo Yabo Overview The Dogethereum bridge project purports to solve a problem presented by the Dogecoin community in 2015 and for which Alex van de Sande started a bounty: to exchange Dogecoins and Ethereum ERC20 tokens back and forth on a one-to-one basis in a decentralized manner. Such an […]
CoinFabrik has been hired to audit the DMToken smart contract. First of all, we will describe what is the analysis performed by our team. Next, we will provide a summary of our discoveries and we will detail all our findings. And at the end, we will express our opinion in the conclusion.
The contract audited is at address 0x2ccbff3a042c68716ed2a2cb0c544a9f1d1935e1. The contract was deployed at transaction 0x111287826ad158a7ae11a9893f03e9e8998ed7b2bac061c83bed7b68e1958a6d.
Introduction CoinFabrik has been hired to audit the contracts for the Decentraland Land Auction. In the following sections we will provide a description of the contracts and their purpose, the audit methodology, detailed information about the issues found and, to wrap up, our conclusions on the contracts. Overview The contracts audited are from the “Land […]
Following our Smart Contract Auditing: Human vs. Machine article, we now analyze Slither, which is another static analysis tool from Trail of Bits. It includes aids for contract summaries, which can be helpful for making a mental model of the contract and rechecking assumptions. Considering the ease of use, it’s a good idea to try […]
In this blog post, we present a high-level overview of the paper describing the Ouroboros Proof of Stake protocol implemented in Cardano´s blockchain. After the overview follow some comments about theoretical aspects of the protocol.
In general, Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus protocols elect the network nodes responsible to send the next block to the blockchain on the basis of the nodes’ amount of stake.
In this article we are benchmarking several auditing tools. The smart contract security audit is a critical phase in the development of smart contracts. The DAO hack was just one trip in the odyssey to secure Ethereum smart contracts and compatible blockchains like RSK and Cardano. It is important to highlight that back in 2016 […]
The crypto market is still inefficient. Cryptoassets have different rates on different exchanges. The big question is how we can profit from that inefficiency. One approach is making transactions between exchanges, but if we buy a cryptoasset on one exchange, by the time we can sell it on another, the price difference may no longer […]
Prediction markets are a special kind of betting platforms that can be used for multiple purposes ranging from insuring a crop from bad weather to predicting the outcome of an event based on the wisdom of the crowd. Among other popular uses of prediction markets are hedging an investment, shorting the market, creating a futures […]
CoinFabrik has been hired to audit the EasyPool smart contracts. We start this PDF report writing a summary with the smart contracts provided by the client and a list of the analysis methods used to audit the contracts. Next, we detailed our findings ordering the issues by severity, followed by all the observations we considered important to add.
In this article we review the main ideas presented in the last cryptoassets valuation Satis Group’s article published by Bloomberg. Satis Group is an ICO advisory firm which has helped model one of the first bitcoin valuation in 2014. According to their report, the cryptoassets ecosystem forecast is promising. Bitcoin and Monero cryptocurrencies are both expected […]