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Lisa Cantin
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Blockaid and 1inch Partner to Enhance Security Across Multiple Chains

Blockchain security has become a critical concern as the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem continues to grow rapidly. Malicious actors have increasingly targeted DeFi protocols and users, exploiting vulnerabilities to steal billions of dollars worth of digital assets. In response to this escalating threat, leading DeFi aggregator 1inch has partnered with Blockaid, a pioneering Web3 security firm, to launch the 1inch Shield - a comprehensive security solution aimed at safeguarding users across multiple blockchain networks.

The 1inch Shield integrates Blockaid's advanced security tools and data-driven approach to provide users with robust protection against a variety of threats. One of the key features of the 1inch Shield is its ability to swiftly identify and flag scam tokens that attempt to impersonate legitimate crypto assets. This is a significant problem that has plagued the DeFi space, as unsuspecting users can easily fall victim to these deceptive tokens, leading to substantial financial losses.

By harnessing Blockaid's superior data and machine learning capabilities, the 1inch Shield can analyze blockchain transactions in real-time, detecting and warning users about any suspicious activity involving scam tokens. This empowers 1inch users to make informed decisions and avoid potentially harmful transactions, thereby enhancing the overall security and integrity of the DeFi ecosystem.

Another crucial aspect of the 1inch Shield is its transaction simulation and validation functionality. Blockaid's technology allows the solution to simulate any transaction involving a wallet, decentralized application (dApp), or smart contract across multiple blockchain networks. This simulation process enables the 1inch Shield to determine whether a given transaction is malicious or benign, providing users with clear and unambiguous information about the intended outcome of the transaction.

By validating transactions in this manner, the 1inch Shield equips users with the confidence to proceed with their DeFi activities, knowing that their digital assets are protected from potential threats. This feature is particularly valuable in a space where the complexity of smart contracts and the decentralized nature of DeFi can make it challenging for users to assess the risks associated with each transaction.

In addition to these core security features, the 1inch Shield also integrates compliance screening capabilities powered by TRM Labs. This functionality continuously monitors blockchain addresses for any ties to sanctioned entities, terrorist financing, hacked or stolen funds, ransomware, human trafficking, and other illicit activities. Any suspicious addresses are immediately blocked, mitigating the risks associated with anti-money laundering (AML) compliance.

The 1inch Shield's blocklisting functionality, which is integrated with Etherscan Pro, further enhances the solution's ability to swiftly identify and block potentially malicious blockchain addresses, providing an additional layer of protection for 1inch users.

The launch of the 1inch Shield represents a significant step forward in the ongoing efforts to secure the DeFi ecosystem. By combining 1inch's industry-leading DeFi products with Blockaid's cutting-edge security solutions, this partnership aims to set new standards for user safety and asset protection, ultimately fostering greater trust and confidence in the decentralized finance space.

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