Perspectives

DeFi Reflections on Hackers and Viruses

In the wake of the current pandemic and other recent events affecting DeFi, we at OpenZeppelin have taken the chance to review the current state of security and risk management in the blockchain…

Flash Loans and the Advent of Episodic Finance

Flash Loans have been making the rounds. Even if the concept has been around for a year or two, it's only very recently that they have been getting a lot of attention with the surge of DeFi, and…

A Year of Research at OpenZeppelin

It's been a busy 2019 for our dearest Research team. These are the main highlights of the year!.

Changing the feedback experience using positive psychology

One of the topics we focused on at OpenZeppelin this year was feedback. We feel that giving and receiving feedback is part of a healthy culture and we want to make sure that we are adding value while…

A new wave of applications

Few blockchain applications have real adoption. It’s a fact. Barely a few surpass the low hundreds in terms of daily users.

Why I’m Building Zeppelin

The purpose of this post is to update my personal vision of Zeppelin and Zeppelin’s projects, as their founder and CTO. This is my own personal perspective, and some Zeppelin team members may not be…

The Global Coordination Machine

Few applications need blockchains. Distributed consensus makes each computational step very expensive. Only apps for which users are willing to pay such a cost will make sense in the new…

How We Can Improve the Structure of Founder’s Tokens

In A Path Toward Better Token Sales, we covered how token sales originally met a critical need in the blockchain industry: access to capital and distributing tokens to the community. As the industry…

Evolution of Smart Contract Security in the Ethereum Ecosystem

In May of 2016, Peter Vessenes analyzed a sample of smart contracts published online to assess their complexity and security. His conclusion: “Ethereum contracts are going to be candy for hackers.”…

The 4 Stages of a Token Sale

Token sales have emerged as a fundraising alternative to traditional venture capital. To this day, $380+ million have been raised through public token sales — 60% of which occurred in the past 2…

DeFi Reflections on Hackers and Viruses

In the wake of the current pandemic and other recent events affecting DeFi, we at OpenZeppelin have…

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Flash Loans and the Advent of Episodic Finance

Flash Loans have been making the rounds. Even if the concept has been around for a year or two,…

Read More

A Year of Research at OpenZeppelin

It's been a busy 2019 for our dearest Research team. These are the main highlights of the year!.

Read More

Changing the feedback experience using positive psychology

One of the topics we focused on at OpenZeppelin this year was feedback. We feel that giving and…

Read More

A new wave of applications

Few blockchain applications have real adoption. It’s a fact. Barely a few surpass the low hundreds…

Read More

Why I’m Building Zeppelin

The purpose of this post is to update my personal vision of Zeppelin and Zeppelin’s projects, as…

Read More

The Global Coordination Machine

Few applications need blockchains. Distributed consensus makes each computational step very…

Read More

How We Can Improve the Structure of Founder’s Tokens

In A Path Toward Better Token Sales, we covered how token sales originally met a critical need in…

Read More

Evolution of Smart Contract Security in the Ethereum Ecosystem

In May of 2016, Peter Vessenes analyzed a sample of smart contracts published online to assess…

Read More

The 4 Stages of a Token Sale

Token sales have emerged as a fundraising alternative to traditional venture capital. To this day,…

Read More