Bridging and Finality: Optimism and Arbitrum
In this article, we’ll step through each aspect of the rollup protocol and explain what assurances the user has over their transaction’s finality at every point.
Mar 22 2023 _ 9 min read
Bridging and Finality: Ethereum
In this post, we explore the tradeoff between latency and reversion risk at the major stages in Ethereum’s current proof-of-stake consensus protocol.
Mar 03 2023 _ 12 min read
Helping Secure BNB Chain Through Responsible Disclosure
We describe a vulnerability we discovered in the BNB Beacon Chain, the governance and staking layer of BNB Chain. The issue would have allowed an attacker to mint an infinite numbe...
Feb 10 2023 _ 6 min read
Jump Crypto Sets Out to Build New Validator Client for the Solana Blockchain to Increase the Throughput and Reliability of the Network
Jump Crypto applying its research and development prowess to increase the efficiency of one of the world’s fastest blockchains
Aug 16 2022 _ 3 min read
Security Stack-Up: How Bridges Compare
As crypto matures, the same maxim is becoming increasingly true about bridge protocols. In terms of security risk, bridges are a big target.
Aug 09 2022 _ 14 min read
The Depegging of UST
The UST depegging was triggered by a sequence of trades on Curve on May 7. Anchor outflows from May 7 until May 9 — especially from a small set of large traders — put further press...
Jun 03 2022 _ 18 min read
Flavors of Standalone Multichain Architecture
Overview Scalability has long been a widely discussed topic in the space, with conversations around monolithic vs. modular blockchains and horizontal vs. vertical scaling having...
May 23 2022 _ 21 min read
A Primer on Cryptographic Proof Systems
warning! LOTs of math. Introduction This primer aims to explain a few important ideas in the field of Verifiable Computing and in particular, some key tools relevant to building c...
Apr 01 2022 _ 12 min read
A Foray Into Blockchain Scalability
Introduction In the last article, we developed a framework for analyzing L1s. We pointed out briefly that the motivation behind many of these novel L1s has largely been centered ar...
Mar 31 2022 _ 15 min read
Polkadot, Acala, Karura, and Wormhole
Wormhole can enhance Acala and Polkadot's usage, by bringing new collateral and users onto the platform and exporting Acala's native tokens onto other chains.
Mar 30 2022 _ 7 min read
A Framework for Analyzing L1s
Introduction In the previous article, we went over a few components of blockchain infrastructure related to layer-1s (L1s). Let's take a closer examination of these L1s. Here, we d...
Mar 30 2022 _ 9 min read
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