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Forta’s FORT
Token Goes Live

Forta, the leading real-time detection network for Web3 security and operational monitoring, launched the FORT Token today. A live FORT Token is a key milestone for Forta’s Permissionless Launch in its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3. Early contributors can now claim FORT Tokens as part of the FORT Airdrop.

Article by Forta Network Jun. 15, 2022

dYdX using Forta for security and operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce that dYdX, one of the largest and most trusted DeFi protocols, is using Forta to monitor critical protocol operations. dYdX is a leading decentralized exchange that currently supports perpetual trading. dYdX runs on smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain, and allows users to trade with no intermediaries.

Article by Forta Jun. 29, 2022

Up to $100,000 per Bounty in Forta’s Official Bug Bounty Program

Supporting seven chains and monitoring thousands of critical transactions, the Forta community relies on the network to provide critical alerts in real time, essential for security and operations. By establishing an effective bug bounty program, the Forta Network will better safeguard its own  security while securing its position as the de facto choice for on-chain monitoring.

Article by Forta Jun. 28, 2022

Introducing Forta Threat Detection Kits

Over the last two months, the Forta community has invested in lowering that friction by introducing easy-to-use Forta Threat Detection Kits for DeFi, NFT, Stable Coins, Bridges and Governance. Protocol simply need to subscribe to these alerts to see an immediate security value add.

Article by Forta Jun. 24, 2022

ANZ Bank joins Forta Network; helping monitor Web3 for threats and anomalies

Forta is excited to announce that ANZ, the second largest bank in Australia, has used Forta to help monitor activity associated with its recently announced A$DC stablecoin. ANZ is also supporting the infrastructure side of the Forta Network, operating a scan node that monitors Web3 for threats and other anomalies. 

Article by Forta Jun. 21, 2022

Detecting Exploits Before Funds Are Lost Using Attack Simulation

Forta monitors blockchain transactions to identify these attacks in real time. A Forta detection bot could utilize a simulation based approach to mimic the exploit transaction locally before the exploitation occurs on-chain. Saddle Finance Hack Case Study The Saddle Finance attack occurred in April 2022, resulting in approximately $11M USD being stolen. When attacks occur, […]

Article by Forta Jun. 16, 2022

Forta’s FORT Token Goes Live

Forta, the leading real-time detection network for Web3 security & operational monitoring, launched the FORT Token today. A live FORT Token is a key milestone for Forta’s Permissionless Launch in its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3. Early contributors can now claim FORT Tokens as part of the FORT Airdrop. […]

Article by Forta Jun. 15, 2022

Time Series Analysis with Forta

In this blog, Artem Kovalchuk, Vincent Alessi, and Vyacheslav Trushkov introduce how to turn common blockchain events into anomaly detection findings through time series analysis. Both detection bots introduced here were developed by Forta community bot detection developers Artem and Vyacheslav during the recent Forta contest. The intent of this blog is to expand the bot developer’s community toolbox to create more valuable Forta detection bots that help to secure web3.

Article by Forta Jun. 10, 2022

FORT Airdrop: It’s Time to Protect Web3

The FORT Airdrop rewards early contributors and seeds the broader Web3 security community with FORT tokens so they can begin building on the Forta Network Forta is a real-time detection network for security & operational monitoring of blockchain activity. As part of its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3, Forta […]

Article by Forta Jun. 8, 2022

Secure Supply Chain Framework for Smart Contracts

By Andy Beal, Nassim Eddequiouaq, Riyaz Faizullabhoy, Michael Lewellen, Juan Carpanelli and Christian Seifert Many of the hacks that befall web3 projects are preventable.  Commonly, attackers find and exploit multiple deficiencies across the software development supply chain – the series of steps that go into releasing new code into the world, from design to deployment […]

Article by Forta Jun. 7, 2022

Forta’s Permissionless Launch Approved by FORT Token Holders

Yesterday the Forta community approved FP-1 with overwhelming support. Over 600 early community members voted on the very first Forta Proposal, with over 95% of votes agreeing that the Forta Network is operating on a decentralized basis and is ready for “Permissionless Launch”. Forta’s Permissionless Launch will remove the current transfer restrictions from the FORT […]

Article by Forta Jun. 6, 2022

Leveraging Machine Learning with Forta to Improve Web3 Security

Machine learning (ML) can bring tremendous value to the security of Web3. The Forta Network stands at the forefront of supporting the data science community to innovate, research, and protect web3.

Article by Forta Jun. 2, 2022

MakerDAO using Forta for security and operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce that MakerDAO, one of the largest and most trusted DeFi protocols, is using Forta to monitor critical protocol operations.  The Maker Protocol is the set of smart contracts that make it possible to generate Dai. The Protocol was the first decentralized finance (DeFi) application to earn significant adoption and remains […]

Article by Forta May. 31, 2022

1,000+ Forta Scan Nodes in Fortification: Forta’s Incentivized Network

The Fortification Network Introduced Economic Incentives to Further Decentralize, Harden, and Scale Forta.  Forta is a real-time detection network for security & operational monitoring of blockchain activity. As part of its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3, Fortification was launched, an incentivized network to scale and stress-test Forta at high […]

Article by Forta May. 27, 2022

Introducing a Framework for Forta Community Governance

Last month, governance over Forta was endowed to the Forta Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization that holds certain assets in the Network and will facilitate governance of Forta by its community members. Today, the Foundation is introducing a community governance framework to further decentralize governance over Forta and its ecosystem. The decentralized architecture of the […]

Article by Forta May. 26, 2022

Compound using Forta for security and operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce that Compound, one of the largest and most trusted DeFi protocols, is using Forta to detect critical security and operational risks in real-time. Launched in 2018, Compound is an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate protocol built for developers, to unlock a universe of open financial applications. In December 2021, the Compound […]

Article by Forta May. 24, 2022

Flexa using Forta for operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce Flexa is using Forta to monitor system-critical operations.  Flexa’s mission is to make payments more efficient and accessible for people all over the world. The Flexa Network is the fastest, most fraud-proof payments network in the world, and the Flexa team is developing technology to make any asset spendable in […]

Article by Forta May. 18, 2022

Alpaca Finance using Forta for operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce Alpaca Finance is using Forta to monitor system-critical operations.  Alpaca Finance is the largest lending protocol allowing leveraged yield farming on BNB Chain and Fantom. Alpaca helps lenders earn safe and stable yields, and offers borrowers undercollateralized loans for leveraged yield farming positions, vastly multiplying their farming principals and resulting […]

Article by Forta May. 11, 2022

Lido using Forta for security and operational monitoring

Forta is excited to announce that lido.fi, one of the largest DeFi protocols rankedby funds locked, is using Forta to detect critical security and operational risks in real-time. Lido is a liquid staking solution – a simple and secure way to earn interest on digital assets. On Ethereum, anyone can participate in securing the [Proof-of-Stake […]

Article by Forta May. 10, 2022

Suspicious Contract Detection Bot

Christian Seifert | Forta Researcher-in-Residence In this blog, we make a series of changes to an existing Detection Bot transforming it into a generic bot which generates relevant alerts to protocol security events. This is an extension of the potential exploiter bot developed by Nethermind, which raises an alert if an account funded by a privacy […]

Article by Forta May. 10, 2022

Forta illuminates the Web3 Kill Chain

This blog post introduces the Web3 Kill Chain and how this framework is useful in securing Web3 from a monitoring and incident response perspective. We look at some of the recent hacks, review the alert signal Forta emitted, and how those alerts could have been used to mitigate the attack. Reviewing the hacks that happened […]

Article by Forta May. 4, 2022

Iron Bank using Forta for real-time threat detection

Iron Bank is a decentralized protocol-to-protocol lending platform, allowing selected protocols to borrow funds with little to no collateral requirements. When we met the Iron Bank team, they expressed a desire to build on their existing security practices, including the use of run-time monitoring and active threat detection solutions like Forta.  IB’s commitment to security was […]

Article by Forta May. 3, 2022

Getting Started with Forta

In this article you will gain a high-level understanding of Forta detection bot development including myths, development workflows, dApps and SDKs that will lay out a clear path to develop on Forta. This article is intended for developers who are new to Forta and assumes you already have some general knowledge about blockchains such as […]

Article by Forta Apr. 26, 2022

Announcing Fortification: Forta’s Incentivized Network

The Fortification Network Introduces Economic Incentives to Further Decentralize, Harden, and Scale Forta.  Forta is a real-time detection network for security & operational monitoring of blockchain activity. As part of its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3, Forta is launching Fortification, an incentivized network to scale and stress-test Forta at […]

Article by Forta Apr. 21, 2022

DeFi targeted by State Sponsored Adversaries: The Ronin Hack

AxieInfinity suffered a $550+ million hack and nobody noticed for 6 days! Additional funds were put at risk due to a delayed response to the incident. Christian Seifert, researcher-in-residence shares all the details on the attack and how Forta could have prevented it.     On March 29th, the world learned about another massive Web3 hack that […]

Article by Forta Apr. 20, 2022

Why Forta?

My name is Christian Seifert; On April 11th, I made a professional change towards Web3 by joining the Forta community full-time, becoming Forta’s first Researcher-in-Residence. I will be actively researching and publishing content and examples of how Forta can become an integral part of a comprehensive layered security approach for Web3. I thought it would […]

Article by Forta Apr. 19, 2022

Unveiling Forta’s FORT Token

An Incentivized Network to Monitor and Protect All Transactions and Assets in Web3 Forta is a real-time detection network for security & operational monitoring of blockchain activity. As part of its mission to monitor all transactions and protect all assets in Web3, Forta is unveiling the FORT Token: an incentive structure to secure its monitoring […]

Article by Forta Apr. 18, 2022

Liquity integrates with Forta to monitor protocol health and stability

Liquity is a decentralized borrowing protocol that allows you to draw 0% interest loans against Ether used as collateral. Loans are paid out in LUSD – a USD pegged stablecoin, and need to maintain a minimum collateral ratio of only 110%. In addition to the collateral, the loans are secured by a stability pool containing […]

Article by Forta Apr. 15, 2022

How to Derail a 120-Million-Dollar Hack

The BadgerDAO cryptocurrency heist, in which USD 120 million was stolen from a group of hundreds of people, was the fifth largest theft of crypto assets in 2021 and the eleventh largest ever. This hack—specifically designed to attack Web3 and decentralized networks—revealed that current security measures are not enough.  Web3 is nascent, and it needs […]

Article by Forta Apr. 14, 2022

Decentralizing Governance: Introducing the Forta Foundation

For a Web3 real-time security and operational monitoring solution like Forta to provide maximum value, it needs to be decentralized. No single company with a centralized solution can address the constantly evolving risk landscape on blockchains. It would be an extremely difficult task for a centralized enterprise to keep up with the pace of innovation, […]

Article by Forta Apr. 5, 2022

UMA integrates with Forta to monitor oracle operations

Forta is happy to announce that UMA is using Forta detection bots to decentralize and bolster its oracle dispute process.  UMA is an optimistic oracle for Web 3, allowing smart contracts to ask almost any question and trust the answer. UMA’s oracle is used by projects like Perpetual, BadgerDAO, Sherlock and Across Protocol.  The optimistic […]

Article by Forta Mar. 30, 2022

Instadapp Using Forta to Monitor Protocol Health

Forta is happy to announce that Instadapp is using Forta to monitor their protocol for critical finance, governance and operational activity.

Article by Forta Mar. 15, 2022

Forta to Decentralize Node Running and Add Multi-chain Support

Forta is onboarding additional scan nodes as the Protocol continues to decentralize. Forta is also expanding its monitoring coverage beyond Ethereum – with support for Avalanche, Polygon and BSC launching in early February.

Article by Forta Feb. 25, 2022

Web3 Security with Forta: 2021 & Beyond

2021 has been an amazing year for the Forta Protocol, the first decentralized community-based security platform to prevent or mitigate smart contract exploits as they occur.

Article by Forta Dec. 24, 2021

Poly Network Using Forta to Monitor Protocol Risks

Forta is happy to announce that Poly Network is now using Forta to monitor for security and operational risks involving its bridge contracts.

Article by Forta Dec. 21, 2021

Forta Boasts 100+ Developers Building Threat Detection Bots as App Goes Public

To support continued growth, Forta is launching Forta Explorer and Forta Connect, two apps that give developers and users a platform to create, browse, and subscribe to security alerts.

Article by Forta Nov. 1, 2021

How Forta Could Have Prevented Poly Network’s $600M Hack

The first post in what will be a regular series exploring noteworthy smart contract security events in the industry and how Forta could have helped.

Article by Forta Oct. 25, 2021

Nethermind wants to see the ‘Heartbeat of Ethereum Security’ on Forta

Tomasz Stańczak from Nethermind, one of the developer teams building agents on the Forta protocol, reflects on the project and security best practices in the community.

Article by Forta Oct. 14, 2021

Introducing Forta – a Web3 approach to securing the open economy

To support continued growth, Forta is launching Forta Explorer and Forta Connect, two apps that give developers and users a platform to create, browse, and subscribe to security alerts.

Article by Forta Sep. 30, 2021

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