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Ray Alvarez
Blockchain
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Date: 30th Oct 2020

ARK and Extropy.io Announce Partnership – Exploring Security, Auditing and More

As we approach the launch of MarketSquare, we want to give our community an inside look at some of the partnerships we have formed. These strategic partnerships will not only help make MarketSquare the new homepage for the decentralized web but will also create inroads between ARK and other projects looking to build and collaborate together. Today we would like to introduce you to Extropy.io

Extropy.io is a consultancy for blockchain and cryptography, including Zero-Knowledge Proofs based in Oxford, UK. They help businesses and startups realize the full potential of blockchain technology and break it down in a way that everyone can understand.

Extropy.io also puts a strong emphasis on education. They teach blockchain technology at cryptography workshops and give talks at conferences worldwide.

One of the core services Extropy offers is contract auditing. Extropy has been auditing smart contracts and advising clients on the best security practices since 2017. They take a smart contract applications code and conduct a full security audit to ensure that it is free from security vulnerabilities. When they look at a codebase, they examine the following criteria:

  • Sound Architecture. Assessments of the overall architecture and design choices, based on Extropy’s understanding of the codebase.
  • Best Practices: Evaluating whether the codebase follows the current established best practices for smart contract development.
  • Code Correctness: The audit includes an evaluation of whether the code does what it is intended to do according to the documentation supplied.
  • Code Quality: Extropy evaluates whether the code has been written in a way that optimizes readability and maintainability.
  • Security: looking for any exploitable security vulnerabilities or other potential threats to the stakeholders of the application.
  • Testing and Testability: Examining both how easily testable the code is, and how thoroughly tested it actually is.

ARK, Extropy & MarketSquare

When it comes to creating a complete and robust experience on MarketSquare, we wanted to make sure that all the businesses, projects, applications and services available within our industry were well-represented.

Extropy’s work through security audits, consultation and education are incredibly necessary as the industry continues to move forward. By partnering with Extropy, we can continue to explore ways to work together including:

  • Exploring an audit of ARK Core v3.0
  • Looking for opportunities to work together on educational materials.
  • Blockchain workshops and collaboration between ARK products.

As we continue to bring clarity and simplicity to the blockchain industry with MarketSquare, our partnership with Extropy will help us to continue making strides in these areas. We look forward to welcoming Extropy, their community and the team into MarketSquare.

Make sure to sign up for the MarketSquare beta to get access once the platform goes live at https://marketsquare.io and if you would like to learn more about Extropy, please visit their website.

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