The Sandbox Taps OpenZeppelin to Protect Gamers

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  • The Sandbox has tapped OpenZeppelin to provide security to gamers
  • The partnership will also see the Web 3.0 game pinpoint vulnerabilities during the building process
  • Kaspersky recently warned that hackers may exploit gamers through in-game items

The Sandbox has tapped blockchain security firm OpenZeppelin to ensure the security of gamers on the Web 3.0 platform. The collaboration will also help the metaverse game to arrest any security vulnerabilities even before it launches new features. This comes roughly two weeks after cybersecurity firm Kaspersky observed that malicious actors in the metaverse may use in-game items to exploit gamers.

A Step Ahead of Malicious Actors

The blockchain security platform helps in actively arresting and reporting vulnerabilities in the metaverse platform as a way to stay ahead of malicious actors in a decentralized virtual space. Announcing the news in a Twitter thread, The Sandbox noted that OpenZeppelin is the first to provide “comprehensive security services.” 

According to the Web 3.0 gaming platform, apart from actively securing gamers in the virtual space going forward, the involvement of the new security partner in the gaming platform’s affairs started last month when it audited a staking contract before launch. OpenZeppelin will also conduct “codebase analysis” and look for more ways to secure the game’s smart contract 

From the Codebase to Transactions

The Sandbox added that OpenZeppelin’s security offering will leverage similar features as those found on the Forta Network, which will help sift activities on both the smart contract level and the transaction layer and report any suspicious activities or risks. 

The partnership between The Sandbox and OpenZeppelin happens a few weeks after Kaspersky released a report indicating in-game items as possible high-value targets for criminals in the virtual world. It also comes when habits in the metaverse are mirroring those in the real world, further calling for stronger security measures in the virtual space.