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SmartAnvil: Open-Source Tool Suite for Smart Contract Analysis

Stéphane Ducasse 1 Henrique Rocha 1 Santiago Bragagnolo 1 Marcus Denker 1 Clément Francomme 2
1 RMOD - Analyses and Languages Constructs for Object-Oriented Application Evolution
Inria Lille - Nord Europe, CRIStAL - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille - UMR 9189
Abstract : Smart contracts are new computational units with special properties: they act as classes with aspectual concerns; their memory structure is more complex than mere objects; they are obscure in the sense that once deployed it is difficult to access their internal state; they reside in an append-only chain. There is a need to support the building of new generation tools to help developers. Such support should tackle several important aspects: (1) the static structure of the contract, (2) the object nature of published contracts, and (3) the overall data chain composed of blocks and transactions. In this chapter, we present SmartAnvil an open platform to build software analysis tools around smart contracts. We illustrate the general components and we focus on three important aspects: support for static analysis of Solidity smart contracts, deployed smart contract binary analysis through inspection, and blockchain navigation and querying. SmartAnvil is open-source and supports a bridge to the Moose data and software analysis platform.
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Stéphane Ducasse, Henrique Rocha, Santiago Bragagnolo, Marcus Denker, Clément Francomme. SmartAnvil: Open-Source Tool Suite for Smart Contract Analysis. Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, economic, and technological challenges, Routledge, 2019. ⟨hal-01940287⟩



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