PHI's EXANTE Crypto advances to Beta

EXANTE Crypto is set to launch in Beta on June 21 to get feedback and be improved
12 June 2018   1289

PHI developers team announced its EXANTE Crypto product is to be released as Beta on June 21. First Asset Allocator for crypto investments has entered the final stage. The platform services are greenlit to be free of charge for the first 3 months (the revenue will be generated from the companies listing their tokens on the platform). The initial parameters of the platform are going to be 100 Crypto Assets and the PHI tokens.

In case asset addresses are provided, EXANTE Crypto can be used as an asset position keeper and updated directly from the wallets. PHI is the first hybrid robo-investing platform that allows to invest both in traditional and crypto assets. At the moment of the publication, the market parameters for PHI are as follows:

Average price 0.232856 USD
Market cap 1,163,673 USD
Volume (24H) 753 USD

Potentional Vulnerabilities Found in ETH 2.0

Least Authority have found potentional security issues in the network P2P interaction and block proposal system
26 March 2020   964

Technology security firm Least Authority, at the request of the Ethereum Foundation, conducted an audit of the Ethereum 2.0 specifications and identified several potential vulnerabilities at once.

Least Authority said that developers need to solve problems with vulnerabilities in the network layer of peer-to-peer (P2P) interaction, as well as in the block proposal system. At the same time, the auditor noted that the specifications are "very well thought out and competent."

However, at the moment there is no large ecosystem based on PoS and using sharding in the world, so it is impossible to accurately assess the prospects for system stability.
Also, information security experts emphasized that the specifications did not pay enough attention to the description of the P2P network level and the system of records about Ethereum nodes. Vulnerability risks are also observed in the block proposal system and the messaging system between nodes.

Experts said that in the blockchains running on PoS, the choice of a new block is simple and no one can predict who will get the new block. In PoS systems, it is the block proposal system that decides whose block will fall into the blockchain, and this leads to the risk of data leakage. To solve the problem, auditors suggested using the mechanism of "Single Secret Leader Election" (SSLE).

As for the peer-to-peer exchange system, there is a danger of spam. There is no centralized node in the system that would evaluate the actions of other nodes, so a “malicious" node can spam the entire network with various messages without any special punishment. The solution to this problem may be to use special protocols for exchanging messages between nodes.