The Advanced Security Features Of Portal And Their Importance In Web3

Harry Alford
3 min readJun 13, 2023


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Security is paramount in the Web3 space due to the inherent value tied to blockchain transactions. Many Web3 platforms deal with cryptocurrencies and other digital assets that can be stolen, just like any other form of value. The decentralized nature of the Web3 space also means there is no central authority that can step in and reverse a fraudulent transaction, making effective security measures crucial.

One way Portal is advancing security in Web3 is with the Portal Wallet Firewall. The Portal Wallet Firewall is an automatic protection system integrated into Portal’s offerings. Its primary function is to protect users from interacting with fraudulent dApps, smart contracts, and addresses that may pose potential threats. Here are several security features of the Portal Wallet Firewall:

  1. Dynamic Scam and Exploit Protection: Portal’s security system isn’t static. It updates daily, blocking addresses, smart contracts, and dApps linked to suspicious activity based on open source blocklists. Additionally, it reviews transactions in progress, checking both the “to” and “data” fields of a transaction for flagged addresses. If either field contains a blocked address, the transaction is rejected.
  2. Customizable Blocking: In addition to the automatic detection and blocking system, the Firewall allows users to manually add and manage flagged entities based on their judgment. This could include entities sanctioned by authorities (e.g., OFAC) or addresses that the organization determines to be high-risk.
  3. Dashboard for Easy Tracking: Portal offers a user-friendly web app dashboard where blocked addresses, smart contracts, and dApps are displayed. Users can block a specific address and add notes for easy tracking. The active, inactive, and block lists are automatically updated.
  4. On-Demand Unblock Feature: Blocked entities (whether added automatically or manually) can be unblocked at any time based on the customer’s discretion.

These advanced security features are vital to Web3 for a few reasons:

  • Protecting Users From Fraud and Scams: Web3 users often encounter scams and phishing attacks. The Firewall directly addresses this concern by preventing interaction with potentially harmful entities, thereby enhancing user safety and confidence.
  • Enhanced User Experience: By providing customizable security features, Portal allows organizations to tailor their Web3 interactions according to their risk appetite and comfort. This helps provide a safer and more user-friendly experience, encouraging more extensive usage among existing users and attracting new users to the Web3 ecosystem.
  • Security-First Architecture: Security is a crucial factor in the success and adoption of Web3 technologies. By incorporating these security measures into the core of its architecture, Portal demonstrates its commitment to user safety.

The advanced features mentioned above emphasize that Portal is continuously enhancing its security measures to adapt to the changing needs of clients, users, and the greater Web3 space. This ongoing dedication to security makes Portal a reliable platform for engaging with the decentralized Web3 ecosystem. Click here to learn more about how Portal is transforming enterprises and platforms to accelerate into the new global blockchain economy.



Harry Alford

Transforming enterprises and platforms into portals to Web3