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How Chainsulting Is Securing the DeFi Industry via Smart Contract Auditing

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The rise of blockchain technology has opened the curtains for new opportunities, including decentralized finance (DeFi) applications governed by smart contracts. These protocols leverage decentralized networks and cutting-edge tech to bring innovative financial services to the masses.

By eliminating middlemen such as banks, DeFi projects bring lucrative earning opportunities and enable anyone to participate in traditional financial activities. These platforms provide for example, decentralized lending/borrowing access that benefits millions of unbanked folks worldwide.

Moreover, investors seeking huge returns find the DeFi sector very attractive, as it offers high-interest rate savings unmatched by traditional financial institutions. 

Unfortunately, the colossal total volume locked (TVL) in DeFi has brought several security concerns. Users have lost billions of dollars to cybercriminals targeting various platforms, spooking potential investors looking to jump onto the DeFi bandwagon. 

Part of the problem facing the fast-growing DeFi industry is that it lacks top-quality smart contract checks that could prevent cybercriminals from exploiting vulnerabilities on popular protocols.

As a result, cybercriminals have had great success targeting DeFi applications and siphoning billions in crypto funds to their private wallets.

A Look at Recent DeFi Hacks

DeFi gained traction in the summer of 2020, offering revolutionary lending products and huge returns but eliminating any involvement from intermediaries.

Since then, growth in the sector has taken place at lightning speed, with TVL in various protocols now surpassing $90B, per data from DeFiPulse. There are currently over 200 projects utilizing the blockchain and smart contracts to offer users unparalleled financial services.

However, success in this exciting and fast-moving sector has attracted bad actors looking to infiltrate DeFi code and siphon investor funds.

One of the most notable DeFi attacks dubbed the ‘biggest crypto heist‘ ever took place on November 19, 2021. Hackers exploited a loophole in Poly Network and stole $600M in digital assets.

More recently, in December of 2021, malicious actors struck again, targeting the popular DeFi protocol BadgerDAO. In this incident, hackers made off with over $120M in crypto, prompting Chainalysis to investigate the breach along with financial watchdogs from the US and Canada.

Unfortunately, these are not isolated smart contract breaches. As recently reported by CryptoSec, overall losses caused by DeFi exploits have amounted to $1.7 billion, with 75 protocols succumbing to the menacing threat of cybercrime.

Chainsulting Brings Excellent Security Solutions to DeFi

Chainsulting is a professional software development firm based in Germany that provides comprehensive distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions. Some of their services include blockchain development, smart contract audits, and consulting.

One of the firm’s main goals is to develop tools and provide services to ensure every blockchain project is secure. They are determined to tackle the issue of continuous DeFi exploits that threatens to deter potential investors from putting their hard-earned cash into the blockchain and crypto economy.

So far, the lack of proper smart contract audits has seen multiple DeFi protocols fall victim to devastating hacks that have led to heavy losses. Per a report by blockchain tracing and security firm Ciphertrace, last year was overrun by numerous DeFi attacks that accounted for half of all the hacking incidents in the crypto world.

Chainsulting seeks to root out bugs and other vulnerabilities used by insidious cybercriminals to infiltrate DeFi applications. They have a proven track record of delivering customized security solutions with German technology that empower multiple DeFi and blockchain projects to maintain investor trust and gain a competitive advantage in the sector.

The firm conducts code audits for market-leading blockchains such as Hyperledger, Tezos, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and EOS to mitigate risk and instill trust and transparency into the vibrant crypto community. They also review and secure the smart contracts of DAI, 1Inch, POA Network, Unicrypt, among numerous other top DeFi and crypto projects.

Chainsulting currently secures $100 billion in user funds locked in multiple DeFi protocols. The team behind the leading audit firm relies on their robust technical know-how in the blockchain sector to deliver top-notch smart contract audit solutions tailored to the clients’ evolving business needs.

The blockchain security provider brings the highest security standards to crypto and blockchain platforms, helping to foster growth and transparency within the fast-growing ecosystem.

The Chainsulting Smart Contract Audit Process

Chainsulting boasts over four years of experience in smart contract audit and has delivered reliable security solutions to more than 420 clients.

The company’s audit team composed of Germany’s top blockchain and digital assets experts leverages its domain-specific expertise to conduct smart contract audit tactics that differ from those deployed by other audit firms. 

A code review by Chainsulting includes an Automated Vulnerability Test (HoneyBadger, MythX, Mythril, Oyente, Slither, Solhint) and thorough Manual Security Testing (SWC-Registry, Overflow, etc.). The auditing process also integrates a Gas Optimization and Coding Conventions Check, as well as thorough Function and Logic testing.

The blockchain security startup uses a real-time communication tool to connect with the project dev team and provide suggestions on how to remedy bugs and inefficiencies discovered during the audit process. The team also offers assistance to the token developers in applying the necessary fixes. 

They then deliver a comprehensive report documenting the audit steps and recommendations. Finally, Chainsulting provides a Certificate of Compliance that reassures all DeFi users that the project is fully vetted and safe. 

The leading blockchain auditor has done many notable audits for some of the most prominent crypto projects in existence. The team posts transparent audit results on their social media, GitHub, and Website, confirming that a given project’s code is fully secure and ready to go live. 

Conclusion 

Over the past few months, a spate of high-profile DeFi hacks has led some to refer to the young sector as the ‘Wild West’ of cryptocurrencies.

This year has seen some of the biggest crypto thefts in history. Increasingly sophisticated heists on dozens of top DeFi protocols highlight the need for project backers to adopt higher security standards to protect the integrity of the entire blockchain industry.

Chainsulting has introduced an intuitive smart contract auditing process that integrates elaborate steps to ensure 100% test coverage on all DeFi projects. This radical approach helps these decentralized protocols conquer the investors’ trust, propelling the nascent crypto space to greater heights.

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Zeebu Takes ETHDenver by Storm as Cypher Sponsor, Presents ZBU Governance Hackathon with Prize Pool of Over $45K in Prizes, $2M in Grants

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Zeebu’s participation and sponsorship at ETHDenver spotlight the future of DeFi and blockchain governance, setting a new standard for community and developer engagement.

Zeebu, a pioneering force in the DeFi and Web3 space, announces its participation as a Cypher Sponsor at ETHDenver, the world’s largest and longest-running ETH event, taking place from February 23rd to March 3rd. This sponsorship marks Zeebu’s commitment to nurturing the Web3 community, fostering innovation, and promoting the spirit of #BUIDLing. With a series of keynotes, hackathons, and unique community engagement initiatives, Zeebu aims to inspire and catalyze the next generation of blockchain brilliance.

“ETHDenver represents not just a community gathering, but a melting pot of ideas shaping the future of blockchain. We’re here to be a part of that future—to contribute, learn, and grow with the community,” says Raj Brahmbhatt, Founder and CEO of Zeebu. “Our involvement as a Cypher Sponsor underscores our belief in the power of community-driven innovation and our commitment to the DeFi ecosystem.”

At the heart of ETHDenver, Zeebu will be a participant and a significant contributor, supporting the future of blockchain and connecting with industry peers, innovators, founders, developers, and the broader Ethereum community. The event will feature Zeebu’s team delivering insights into the future of decentralized finance and Zeebu’s role in revolutionizing the telecom settlement process with Web3 technologies.

“DeFi is at an inflection point, and at Zeebu, we are at the forefront of harnessing its potential to transform industries. Our presentation at ETHDenver will shed light on where we see the space heading and how Zeebu is leading the charge in making these technologies accessible and impactful,” shares Keshav Pandya, Co-founder & COO of Zeebu.

Adding to the excitement, Zeebu announces an exciting lineup of events and initiatives, including:

ZBU Governance Innovation Hackathon

Zeebu is set to host the ZBU Governance Innovation Hackathon, challenging participants to create groundbreaking solutions for blockchain governance. With prizes totalling $48,000 USDC for the winners and special grants worth up to $2 million in ZBU tokens for budding projects, the hackathon represents a significant opportunity for developers and startups to impact the future of Zeebu’s blockchain ecosystem.

Booth Donation Initiative

Zeebu is donating its booth space to showcase emerging talents and projects, emphasizing support for the community’s growth.

Empowering Innovators: Sponsorship for Developers

By sponsoring over 100 developers, Zeebu aims to boost innovation and support new talents in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Zeebu’s Visionaries Share Their Insights

Raj Brahmbhatt and Keshav Pandya, Zeebu’s leading minds, are set to deliver talks on the transformative impact of DeFi and Zeebu’s role in shaping the future of payments technology.

The ten-day event will begin with ETHDenver’s flagship hackathon, dubbed #BUIDLathon, and progress into the Main Event beginning February 29, 2024. The event will feature an NFT gallery, gaming arcade, workshops, networking gatherings, and more.

For more information on Zeebu, please visit zeebu.com.

About Zeebu

Zeebu, the pioneering Web3 Neobank, having settled more than $900M in telecom transactions, is quickly emerging as a trusted payment and settlement partner for global telecom businesses. Currently serving over 100 active telecom carriers, the platform is revolutionizing the industry by introducing blockchain-based settlements and the ZBU loyalty token. The ZBU token facilitates instant and secure global transactions and rewards participants for successful settlements on the platform.

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Web3 Neobank Platform, Zeebu Unveils Major Token Burn Through Phoenix Protocol

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Zeebu, the Web3 Neobank platform, has recently announced a strategic move to introduce the ZBU Phoenix Protocol. This initiative, aimed at optimizing token supply, underscores Zeebu’s commitment to build an ecosystem with a foundation of trust, backed by transparency and sustainability. 

Zeebu is a blockchain-based platform, specifically engineered for telecom transactions. It aims to revolutionize the sector by enabling automated settlements, facilitating seamless global payments, and bolstering efficiency and security through a unified telecom payment ecosystem. The ZBU token is a key component of the Zeebu platform. It plays a pivotal role in enabling smooth global transactions and introducing an on-chain loyalty mechanism. The ZBU loyalty token serves to incentivize and reward partners within the ecosystem for their active participation.

At the core of Zeebu’s ethos lies a steadfast commitment to revolutionizing finance and fostering sustainable growth. With the introduction of the ZBU Phoenix Protocol, Zeebu reaffirms its dedication to enhancing the long-term value proposition of the ZBU token in the market. The ZBU Phoenix Protocol, inspired by the symbolic cycle of rebirth and renewal associated with the phoenix, is meticulously crafted to strengthen the ZBU ecosystem’s health and stability.

The ZBU Token Burn Program is designed to systematically reduce the total supply of ZBU tokens, thereby enhancing market stability and fortifying the foundation of the Zeebu ecosystem. Through a carefully calibrated auto-burn mechanism, Zeebu will dynamically adjust the burn quantity based on consumption patterns and market prices, ensuring a balanced approach to token management.

Transparency and accountability are at the forefront of Zeebu’s operations. Each token burn event will be meticulously recorded and publicly accessible on the blockchain, providing stakeholders with full visibility into the process. Additionally, a portion of the tokens from the accumulated burning pool will be allocated towards new initiatives, further enriching the Zeebu ecosystem.

“The ZBU Token Burn Program reflects our commitment to innovation and sustainability in the decentralized finance space,” said Raj Brahmbhatt, the CEO and Founder of Zeebu. “By implementing this initiative, we aim to ensure a stable market presence of $ZBU token, while also promoting ecosystem growth.”

As Zeebu continues to spearhead innovation in the realm of decentralized finance, the ZBU Token Burn Program serves as a cornerstone of its strategic vision. By reducing token supply systematically and transparently, Zeebu is poised to create a more resilient and prosperous financial ecosystem for all stakeholders.

Zeebu is gearing up to release more specifics about the timeline and quantity for the ZBU token burn. The comprehensive information about the Phoenix Protocol can be found here.

About Zeebu:

‍Zeebu, the pioneering Web3 Neobank, having settled more than half a billion in telecom transactions, is quickly emerging as a trusted payment and settlement partner for global telecom businesses. The platform, currently serving over 100 active telecom carriers, is revolutionizing the industry with the introduction of blockchain-based settlements and the ZBU loyalty token. The ZBU token is designed to facilitate instant and secure global transactions and reward participants for successful settlements on the platform.

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una Messenger: The Omnichain Communication Platform For a Truly Unbound Universal Blockchain Ecosystem

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  • New, evolved iteration of “PAPYRUS” token-gated messenger creates and links vast communities connected through tokens within the blockchain ecosystem
  • Upcoming “una Swap” feature facilitates asset swaps across multiple chains in a single transaction; “mudskipper” function automatically acquires native coins required to complete each transaction
  • unagi Naming Service (uNS) replaces lengthy wallet addresses with a unique personalized identity

una Messenger, the new, evolved iteration of the “PAPYRUS Messenger” token-gated communication platform, was revealed on February 11 by leading global web3 developer Wemade as the comprehensive communication platform of the WEMIX Foundation “unagi” omnichain initiative. unagi (shorthand for “Unbound Networking & Accelerating Growth Initiative”), pioneers the mass adoption of blockchain by seamlessly integrating diverse blockchains and services. 

Unbound and transparent communication

Going beyond its origin as a platform for WEMIX-based communities, una Messenger creates and links vast communities connected through tokens within the blockchain ecosystem. una Messenger offers both official channels for each token that any holder can join and private channels that are accessible based on each holder’s digital assets where you can chat about tokens, NFTs, and other various topics. This innovative communication approach for exchanging opinions and assets is done by connecting all blockchain networks and digital assets supported by unagi through either una Wallet, WEMIX Wallet, PLAY Wallet, or Wepublic Wallet.

The first step as una Messenger begins with the integration of Wepublic Wallet and DAO. The Wepublic platform launched by Wemade, which utilises blockchain technology, is a platform that allows users to create and transparently operate their own decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs). With the inclusion of the Wepublic Wallet to the existing supported wallets, all DAOs active within Wepublic can now establish new communication channels using una Messenger. Moreover, SBT(Soul Bound Token) issued within DAOs will serve as Proof of Qualification for entering DAO channels in una Messenger, facilitating more active communication between DAO members in each channel.

una Messenger also promises to deliver much more vivid and meaningful communication via the upcoming live streaming chat feature. Live Streaming will not only help boost interaction and engagement between users, but also build and expand the shared communities connected through una Messenger. 

New omnichain interactive DeFi features

The upcoming “una Swap” feature facilitates asset swaps across multiple chains in a single transaction. Now, both ideas and assets can be easily exchanged across all chains within the networks supporting the unagi initiative including Arbitrum, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Ethereum, Optimism, Klaytn, Kroma, Polygon and WEMIX3.0. 

una Swap 2.0 will introduce the “mudskipper” function designed to streamline asset transfers across multiple chains while alleviating concerns about possessing network-specific native coins required for gas fees. Simply put, “mudskipper” will automatically process cross-chain swaps and transactions by acquiring the native coins required to complete each transaction.

Another una Messenger innovation, the unagi Naming Service (uNS) will revolutionise user experience by providing a convenient solution that allows users to replace lengthy wallet addresses with a unique personalised identity. This not only simplifies asset exchanges but also fosters a more engaging communication environment.

With the introduction of innovative features like una Swap and live streaming, and a novel approach to omnichain interactive DeFi, una Messenger has evolved into a unified communication platform that enables the creation of immersive and dynamic user experiences. una Messenger is the one and only communication platform for a truly unbound universal blockchain ecosystem.

Download una Messenger from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or visit www.unamessenger.com for more information.

About Wemade 

WEMADE aims to accelerate the mass adoption of blockchain technology, and is building through its WEMIX subsidiary, an experience-based, platform-driven, and service-oriented mega-ecosystem. Based on the WEMIX3.0 Mainnet, the WEMIX ecosystem features a wide spectrum of intuitive, convenient, and easy-to-use Web3 protocols and services. www.wemade.com / www.wemix.com/communication 

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