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I’ve picked up a lot of experience analyzing DeFi hacks in my former position as a head database engineer at a DeFi insurance firm and doing smart contract audits for Code4rena. Throughout my research and development, I learned that the dream of mass adoption is dependent upon blockchain education and security. Most of the vulnerabilities that pillage cryptocurrencies are not scams or rug pulls, it’s technical errors made apparent through smart contracts, servers, and central points of failure. As far as the Tron blockchain, I wanted to create a monitor for the protocol since it is susceptible to DDos and Dos due to its nature as a PoS protocol.
What it does
Monitors fishing activity on the blockchain, Tron bridges, and keeps inventory on holders to ensure the security of the network. The Tron Security Dashcam(TSD) is a web application that can be of use to the Tron foundation to prevent attacks from being deployed on the network.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenge was finding open-source relevant attack data provided by TRONSCAN. The toughest part was finding more intricate data that would contribute to the presence of a vulnerability. I’m sure if we were afforded this data the data products we created would be more dynamic and insightful. We were disappointed that we were able to use Covalent API because the Tron chain is not compatible with their platform but we were about to defeat that hurdle by creating an API Key.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Plugging the back-end and front-end together Launching the web app Deploying the Tron API Tracking the growth of Tron holders
What we learned
TRONSCAN is very different from Etherscan. Typically with blockchain scanner systems with a plethora of raw data is a blockchain data scientist's greatest wish. However, the TRONSCAN allows access to download .csv files instantly as well as real-time images of on-chain event data. We also learned that creating a security product requires security and our ideas will be addressed in future work.
What's next for Tron Security Dashcam
In the future, we plan to make the bridge more dynamic and interoperable. We worked with the data that was open-source and was relevant to the potential that the Tron blockchain had to display a vulnerability. Also, increasing the number of dashboards from 4 to 16 would be a next step in making TSD a reliant product.