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Case Study: Empowering Staking and DeFi Accessibility

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Overview of the Client

The client is aiming to provide the most efficient and user-friendly platform for earning staking rewards and participating in DeFi opportunities. Initially, they engaged in a Level 3 Security Advisory as a Service (SAaaS) partnership with Halborn for their Solana and Terra Rust platforms in early 2022. However, due to market fluctuations, they shifted to ad hoc engagements, demonstrating their adaptability and commitment to their mission despite industry challenges.

Client's Challenge

At the outset, the client required comprehensive program audits, penetration testing, and DevSecOps work to ensure the security and efficiency of their roadmap initiatives. These needs were crucial for building a reliable platform capable of supporting their ambitious goal of mass adoption in the staking and DeFi spaces.

Halborn's Solution

Halborn entered into a strategic SAaaS partnership, aligning closely with the client's roadmap and adjusting priorities as needed. This collaboration was supported by regular weekly calls to ensure full alignment and effective project management, utilizing tools like Nifty and Jira for tracking all priorities. This approach allowed Halborn to address the client's evolving needs promptly and efficiently.

Going Above and Beyond

Halborn not only met the basic requirements but also expanded its support by:

  • Establishing consistent communication channels through weekly calls, ensuring all parties remained aligned on project goals and progress.

  • Increasing SAaaS workstreams to provide additional capacity for the client's upcoming launches and live events, demonstrating Halborn's flexibility and commitment to the client's success.

  • Offering diverse resources skilled in multiple platforms (EVM, Near, BNB, etc.), often working in parallel to meet the client's specific technical needs efficiently.

  • Participating in co-marketing initiatives following a significant exploit, where Halborn's rapid response and expertise were crucial in identifying and patching a vulnerability, mitigating its impact.


Halborn's unparalleled expertise in cybersecurity, combined with its flexible and comprehensive service offerings, makes it an ideal partner for DeFi projects utilizing multiple coding languages and managing several active engagements in parallel. This approach ensures the safety of protocols and supports community goals, catering to organizations prioritizing security in their mission to expand access to staking and DeFi opportunities.