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Security Analysis of DeFi: Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Advances

by   Wenkai Li, et al.
Tencent QQ

Decentralized finance (DeFi) in Ethereum is a financial ecosystem built on the blockchain that has locked over 200 billion USD until April 2022. All transaction information is transparent and open when transacting through the DeFi protocol, which has led to a series of attacks. Several studies have attempted to optimize it from both economic and technical perspectives. However, few works analyze the vulnerabilities and optimizations of the entire DeFi system. In this paper, we first systematically analyze vulnerabilities related to DeFi in Ethereum at several levels, then we investigate real-world attacks. Finally, we summarize the achievements of DeFi optimization and provide some future directions.


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