AllianceBlock Collaborates With Leading Cybersecurity Provider CertiK To Boost Network Security

The collaboration with CertiK will provide financial actors with secure access to AllianceBlock’s decentralized capital market

Nexera Foundation
3 min readOct 29, 2020


AllianceBlock is delighted to announce a partnership with CertiK, the leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions, with the aim of ensuring the highest security standards are consistently met on the AllianceBlock protocol.

The AllianceBlock Protocol is a decentralized, blockchain-agnostic layer 2 that automates the process of converting any digital or crypto asset into a bankable product. Through this strategic partnership, CertiK’s prestigious team of global experts in academia and enterprise, will ensure the highest security standards are met.

As part of the collaboration, CertiK’s Professional Services Division will carry out an in-depth audit of the AllianceBlock network, and will also verify the decentralized financial solutions based on the network.

Commenting, Rachid Ajaja, CEO and founder of AllianceBlock said, “At AllianceBlock, we understand that financial actors cannot compromise on security and compliance. Our goal is to provide regulated financial entities around the world with secure, compliant access to decentralized finance. Our commitment to safe, secure decentralized infrastructure is one we share with CertiK. In addition, AllianceBlock also hopes to offer mutual benefits to CertiK, by providing them with access to new relationships within the capital market world.”

Specializing in blockchain technologies, CertiK offers a new, dynamic approach to cybersecurity auditing, defending against the ever-growing list of cyberattacks. By combining the expertise of global leaders in both academia and enterprise, CertiK’s services include full security audits, real-time security scoring, asset loss reimbursement schemes, penetration testing of systems, and more.

Commenting, Yvan Nasr, Global Head of Professional Services of CertiK said, “We are proud to be the security block of choice for one of the world’s first regulated infrastructure providers for decentralized capital markets. AllianceBlock takes its networks’ operations integrity seriously, and for that CertiK’s finest engineers conducted a full-scale audit to ensure AllianceBlock’s respective services function in a robust fashion at all times.”

About CertiK

CertiK is an edge-standards cybersecurity firm founded by Computer Science professors hailing from Yale and Columbia University respectively, aiming to improve the security and correctness of smart contracts and blockchain protocols on a global scale.

Leveraging a seasoned team of multi-skilled engineers and security auditors, CertiK’s mission is to apply a plethora of high-level industry practices, covering the entire spectrum of static, manual, and dynamic analyses, in order to ensure each project subject to a formal audit is up-to-date with modern security standards while offering their services to the broader DLT community.

Over the past few years, CertiK has serviced more than 100 top-shelf blockchains, DeFi protocols, among other complex and/or custom smart contracts, including but not limited to Binance, Tera, Bancor, Shapeshift, and Blockstack.

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AllianceBlock is building the first globally compliant decentralized capital market. The AllianceBlock Protocol is a decentralised, blockchain-agnostic layer 2 that automates the process of converting any digital or crypto asset into a bankable product.

Incubated by three of Europe’s most prestigious incubators: Station F, L39, and Kickstart Innovation in Zurich, and led by a heavily experienced team of ex-JP Morgan, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs bankers, and quants, AllianceBlock is on the path to disrupt the $100 trillion securities market with its state-of-the-art and globally compliant decentralized capital market.

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