Coinbase’s Base network has integrated with the OpenZeppelin Defender smart contract security platform, providing Web3 app developers on Base with the ability to automate security tasks. OpenZeppelin’s Defender software can now be used to create multi-signature admin contracts and timelocks, employ Relayers to store keys and sign transactions, as well as create automated “sentinels” to monitor the blockchain and react when events occur. These tools can be used for tasks such as upgrading contracts, tweaking numerical parameters, or pausing a contract in case of an emergency.
The integration will make smart contracts more secure and expansive, according to OpenZeppelin CTO Jonathan Alexander, while Base Lead Jesse Pollak noted that security is essential for a thriving on-chain ecosystem. The Base test network was launched by Coinbase on February 23, and a mainnet version is planned as a layer-2 of Ethereum once testing is complete.