The CryptoChurch is a Clubhouse group focused on technology and innovation, specifically relating to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the emerging fields of DeFi and NFTs.

In line with their creed “Knowledge is Power,” hosts Darrian Aldridge and Cyn Bahati invited CertiK’s own Aaron Leibowitz to preach DeFi cybersecurity to the 22,000 members of the CryptoChurch congregation.

If you didn’t make it to the panel, don’t worry: we’ve got a roundup of what was discussed right here.

First up was an overview of the suite of security solutions that CertiK offers. …


Huobi x CertiK partnership
Huobi x CertiK partnership

In 1831, Faraday formally discovered the law of electromagnetic induction.

However, Faraday, who was born in a poor family, did not have systematic mathematical knowledge and could not use scientific language to explain the principle of electromagnetic induction.

It was not until 30 years later that young scientist Maxwell and other scholars fully expressed this law, and Faraday was recognized as one of the greatest physicists of the 19th century.


February has been another record-breaking month for the crypto world, with the market cap of Bitcoin alone reaching one trillion dollars (yeah, trillion), institutional money free-flowing into crypto, and the parabolic rise of BSC usage.

Here at the CertiK Foundation, we haven’t forgotten one of the core tenets of blockchain technology that underpins all this; security. This month has marked some milestones in our quest to achieve provable trust for all, including a plethora of partnerships, increased availability of CTK with additional exchange listings, and the APY for collateral provision in CertiKShield reaching a massive 17.26.%+!

Let’s kick it off…


December, much like the rest of 2020, has been a busy time here at the CertiK Foundation HQ but, it’s finally the end of the year and time for our annual wrap up! We’re excited to announce new shield pools, celebrate another birthday and look forward to the coming year!


CertiK — Security Infrastructure for Blockchain

The Problem

In June of 2016, the Ethereum Network was shaken by a malicious attack, the ripples of which are still felt today. The DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation), who conducted one of the first ICOs, fell victim to a hack due to a flaw in the smart contract it was written upon.

The hacker was able to drain 3.6m ETH, that’s around $1.2B in value as of September 2020. Three months later, The DAO was, effectively, defunct.

However, the story of Ethereum didn’t end there (you’re reading this now, right?). …


Spring has truly sprung at CertiK HQ and it’s with that very same spring in our step that we bring you the CertiK April Newsletter!

Reflecting the rapid movements of the crypto market, the team at the Foundation have had another busy month. With a refreshed homepage on the Security Leaderboard, our newest live showcase series, and plenty of AMAs spreading the word on all things security in blockchain, we’re sure this roundup will be a good one. Happy reading!

Development


Rugpulls: one of the most proliferous types of scams seen throughout DeFi in 2021. What is a rugpull? A rug pull is effectively the founders of a project pulling the rug out from under their investors by stealing the tokens used for staking, liquidity mining, yield farming, etc. and lining their pockets with the investors’ money.

As this type of scam has become more widespread, projects have adopted some mechanisms to reassure their communities that they won’t do this. One of these methods is known as a timelock.

What is a timelock?

A timelock is a piece of code that locks a certain functionality…


Each week, we host top DeFi project leaders on the CertiK Security Leaderboard Live AMA. This week we were pleased to welcome Dylan Dewdney, CEO at Kylin Network.

Kylin Network is building a cross-chain platform powering the DeFi and Web 3.0 data economy on Polkadot. Kylin Network provides valid, reliable, secure, cost-effective, and easily-coordinated data sources and data analytics.

The discussion kicked off with a look at Dylan’s background in crypto. He first got into the space in late 2011 — relatively early by most standards. One of Dylan’s most formative forays into the online world was on Eve Online…


CertiK is launching a Security Leaderboard live AMA series featuring some of the top DeFi projects featured on Certik.org. While we’ve made our name providing industry-leading pre-deployment smart contract auditing, dozens of projects also utilize our end-to-end security solutions to safeguard their platforms and investors’ funds.

We’re kicking off a series where we’ll check back in with some of these projects we’ve worked with in the past. We’ll hear about how the auditing process went, how far the project has come since its deployment, as well as anything and everything blockchain and security-related that comes up.

First up is Multiplier…


CertiK is proud to announce a strategic partnership with AmaZix, a leader in blockchain community management. Through a joint offering, AmaZix will be providing projects with community management, CertiK’s end to end security, marketing, and legal advisory.

Marco Calicchia, Business Development Manager at CertiK said:

“AmaZix works with top projects providing much needed advisory services. Now that security is a necessity, no longer an afterthought, the synergy between our offerings allows both of us to bolster our offerings. AmaZix is an excellent addition to our partner network and we are excited to continue to grow together.”

Paolo Anziano, Co-Founder of…

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Provable Trust For All

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