Tiger International backs $24M funding spherical for blockchain safety agency CertiK


Blockchain safety agency CertiK has concluded a $24 million funding spherical as a part of its ongoing efforts to broaden its product and safety choices for the decentralized finance, or DeFi, sector. 

The funding spherical, which was co-led by Tiger International and GL Ventures, comes on the heels of the profitable launch of Skynet Premium, an energetic monitoring platform for DeFi functions. Since its inception, Skynet has monitored over 2 million sensible contract addresses and over 2 billion on-chain transactions.

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CertiK claims to have served over 1,300 enterprise purchasers to this point. Within the course of, its platform detected over 23,000 vulnerabilities in blockchain code.

Safety exploits are nothing new for the cryptocurrency house. Because the current Poly Community hack demonstrated, crypto typically and DeFi specifically are luring extra refined attackers because of the giant sums of cash concerned. As Cointelegraph reported, the cryptocurrency market capitalization returned above $2 trillion final week for the primary time since Could, highlighting the financial implications of coordinated assaults on the sector.

Poly Community wasn’t the one DeFi protocol to get attacked final week. The DAO Maker crowdfunding platform reportedly misplaced $7 million in an exploit focusing on greater than 5,200 consumer accounts.

Final month, in style decentralized trade THORChain fell sufferer to an assault that compromised $8 million price of Ether (ETH). It was the second multimillion-dollar hack in as many weeks. 

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