CoinGecko doesn’t really need an audit for us to be listed, there was some miscommunication regarding our circulating supply but we are trying to sort that out. With DeFiPulse, they have been quite dismissive of us despite our efforts to approach them in good faith. It is unclear if they would be willing to list us at this time.
In terms of the audit, we’ve reached out to no fewer than 5 companies: OpenZeppelin, Trail of Bits, MixBytes, PeckShield, Certik, and maybe a couple more that I lost track of. The first two big names (OZ and ToB) don’t really have availability for quite some time, so unfortunately we might not go with them for our initial audit.
We are actively discussing with the rest of these companies, and we’ll likely prioritize speed over anything else. It sounds like the community wants us to have an audit done ASAP, regardless of how “big” they are. Governance could always vote to do another audit later on with a “big name” down the road.
Hope this update helps, we’re just as anxious as you guys are to get an audit done!