Audit of TRON Protocol

TRON has requested that Least Authority perform a security audit of their TRON Protocol, including the following components: TRON Protocol Blockchain-based operating systems that aims to offer scalable, high-availability and high-throughput support that underlies all the decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem. TRON Virtual Machine (TVM) Allows users to develop decentralized applications (DAPPs) for themselves …

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Project Update: Tahoe-LAFS for Human Rights Defenders

This summer, Least Authority has been wrapping up our project funded by the Open Technology Fund (OTF) to make Tahoe-LAFS a more usable tool for human rights organizations. (Read about the background on this project in our earlier post.) While secure file storage is a necessity for most everyone, human rights defenders have a more …

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We’re upgrading Magic Wormhole to Magic Wormhole for All

The Problem Sending a file from one computer to another is common and should be simple, but it can be surprisingly complicated, even in 2020. This simple-yet-complicated user story is illustrated in xkcd comic #949. How should you send a file from your computer to someone else’s computer? What security and privacy concerns should be …

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We’re Hiring

Technical Writer We’re looking for a technical writer to assist our team writing reports on security research and audits, open source technical documentation, project status reports, whitepapers, user guides, and privacy analysis statements on various technical approaches. The work involves deep dives into the technical aspects of our projects with the objective of organizing and …

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Audit of Gossipsub v1.1 Protocol Design + Implementation for Protocol Labs

# Introduction In early June, our team completed a thorough and comprehensive review of the Gossipsub v1.1 protocol design and implementation for Protocol Labs. This security audit was particularly interesting as v1.1 brings with it a series of notable and important updates that weren’t present in v1.0, including efforts to harden and increase the security …

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Audit of BTG Pactual’s ReitBZ Token + Management Dashboard for the Tezos Foundation

In preparation for the launch of the BTG Pactual ReitBZ token on Tezos, Least Authority reviewed the ReitBZ Security Token and Token Management Dashboard delivering a final report on March 13, 2020. The ReitBZ Security Token is a real estate backed token implemented with a smart contract using the FA1.2 standard interface, including additional functions …

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Audit of Centrifuge’s Tinlake Contracts + Actions

Overview Centrifuge has requested that Least Authority perform a security audit of their Tinlake Platform, a smart contracts framework on Ethereum that enables borrowers to draw loans against non-fungible assets. Any assets represented on-chain as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are financed by issuing an ERC-20 token against all of the collateral NFTs that are deposited into …

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