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Five Security Audits for Tezos Foundation

We are happy to release the results of the five security audits that Least Authority performed in 2018 for the Tezos Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization that supports Tezos, a distributed, peer-to-peer, permissionless network, and the community around it. This series of security audits were done as part of the Tezos Foundation’s

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How The TezBox Wallet Audit Should Inform How We Think About Privacy

Last September, I had the pleasure of performing a security audit for a Tezos project called TezBox, developed by Stephen Andrews. TezBox is a web based digital wallet for using the Tezos cryptocurrency. I’m always excited to audit JavaScript projects, especially those that run in the browser and secure your finances, because the

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Releasing Three Zcash Security Audit Reports

At the request of Zcash Company, the team at Least Authority had the opportunity to provide security consulting services on Zcash’s major 2018 releases. This included auditing Zcashd v1.0.15 (as part of the Sprout 1.0.x series), reviewing and providing feedback on the Overwinter and Sapling Specifications for future implementation, and a security review of the

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Introducing P4: Private Periodic Payment Protocol

Least Authority has recently designed a protocol called the Private Periodic Payment Protocol, or P4, which aims to define the way in which subscription services can be funded using end-to-end private cryptocurrency payments. P4 incorporates the use of Zcash shielded transactions for private payments and leverages the Tor anonymity network’s onion services to radically reduce the amount of personally identifiable information (PII) available to merchants. In addition, P4 introduces…

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