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Does my Blockchain Have the Best Security?

Adam Mazzocchetti Blockchain Security

This is a common question I get asked by my clients on a regular basis, does my blockchain have the best security? Good question. I usually reply with, “What do you believe the global benefits of blockchain be worth in years to come to you business?” Usually met with a daft look, so I continue with “predictions are being made that blockchain will boost annual economic activity in the globally to more than $5 trillion by 2023”. I then ask, what percentage of your market are your predicting your blockchain to maintain? Now does your blockchain security systems reflect your level of investment to what is being maintained? Continually I get a long paused out ummmm, noooo, not sure.”  It is worth nothing that blockchain technology has been studied by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is considered an important security infrastructure to secure the future. This is why some companies are using blockchain as an additional layer of security for products. However, architectural decisions influence the way the software should be tested, and basic testing is fairly standard for this type of software. Software testing helps to ensure the security and reliability of the application and the integrity of its code. 

Did you plan? or are you just winging it? 

When you start adding blockchain capabilities to your product, it quickly becomes clear that simply doing tests on the go is not the best scenario. There are simply too many things that can negatively affect your test results, such as the quality of test results, the number of tests and so on. Important development aspects are: how to handle source branches, the environment you use for your project, and the development environment itself. 

Ignoring these aspects can make it difficult, if not impossible, to introduce improvements later in the life cycle of product development. It is therefore crucial to start planning your test strategy before the actual development begins. This allows you to spend less time on testing and ensure the quality of the end product. Your test strategies should be defined in detail, as should the specific requirements for each aspect of your development process. I always suggest that we consider the tools and approaches method to do this, such as using test frames, tools and tools for testing and testing strategies. 

If the number of such projects increases, you may want to develop your own methods to test your blockchain-based products based on industry standards and on your own experience. Test strategies also help you as a company to structure and organise specific and complex test processes, thus improving teamwork overall. Follow the industry – recognised standards to bring order to your test documentation and make the most of it. 

It’s important to understand your product. 

Successful tests start with a deep understanding of the properties of a project. For example, an Ethereum-based test application has a higher performance than a Bitcoin or Hyperledger-based test. At the same time, blockchains are often used as part of more complex solutions, so the software test team should know the basics of blockchain technology and the specific platform before conducting tests. For example, many of today’s blockchain-based applications use the Application Programming Interface (API) protocol. It is certainly beneficial to know the basics of API testing, but you need to plan your testing activities for your product. Detailed planning of your tests can also help you remove hidden and invisible obstacles in the development process, such as the lack of proper documentation and documentation, and the lack of documentation. 

In one of our most recent projects, we had several products and components built and tested in parallel. When planning tests, the relationships and dependencies between the components had to be analysed and taken into account. We also recommend that you share draft test strategies with all project participants before publishing the final version. Otherwise, you risk spending significantly more money on resource testing and slowing down the overall development process. 

Summary

Blockchain complexity can greatly expand the scope of testing required, adding security as part of the developmental cycle is also a pivotal process, and for this reason, the creation of a test strategy is one of the most important aspects of any well-thought-out strategy. Create a quality product that delivers its best performance and test it on a variety of different blockchain environments.