The DeFi sector has been growing rapidly in the past few months. However, it has been fraught with security issues. Hackers have managed to steal millions of dollars by exploiting loopholes in the code of DeFi protocols. DVP has come up with a solution to the security problems facing emerging DeFi protocols.
The DVP Solution
Decentralized Vulnerability Platform (DVP) was launched on February 8, 2021. It is the world’s first decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) designed to test security flaws in the DeFi sector. It will operate as an international community of information security experts called White Hats. Their task will be to bridge the gap between white hats and blockchain protocols. The goal is to improve the overall security of decentralized finance, which will lead to a better ecosystem.
White hats in the DVP community will help projects identify security flaws and deliver them to DVP. The white hats will then receive compensation for their effort. DVP wants to use this model to create a symbiotic relationship between blockchain projects and white hats.
How The DVP Platform Works
Within the DVP community, multidimensional audits of smart contracts and the DeFi protocols will be conducted. Projects will then receive notification about any bugs. The goal of this platform is to deal with the alarmingly high levels of security issues that DeFi protocols continue to experience.
White hats will be incentivized to participate via the bounty program. They will be allowed to conduct in-depth tests on products within the DeFi ecosystem. In return, they can claim a token reward when they identify vulnerabilities in the code. In return, project developers can reduce the chances of losing money to hacks. In the end, it creates a symbiotic relationship that is beneficial for everyone. The blockchain and a token-incentive program power the DVP platform. It creates an anonymous platform for security crowd testing.
The Current State Of The DeFi Ecosystem
Last year was arguably the greatest year for crypto markets since inception. With the world facing an unprecedented economic downturn from COVID19, investors continued to express interest in unconventional assets. As the government printed extraordinary amounts of money to keep the economy afloat, investors continued to fear inflation and dollar dominance. This sentiment fueled cryptocurrency prices and decentralized finance protocols ( DeFi ).
DeFi saw some of the biggest developments in 2020. New financial products that are designed to increase access to the financial sector saw epic growth. However, the sudden growth of the DeFi sector also attracted hackers. It is important to note that hundreds of millions of dollars have been lost to hackers.
The best solution to dealing with these security vulnerabilities is to find them before a project launches. However, most firms that launch projects in the DeFi sector do not have the skilled experts and infrastructure to deal with security issues. Some firms in the digital ecosystem are established and have adequate amounts of resources, but many startup protocols lack this capacity.
That is where DVP comes in. According to the DVP CEO, Daniel,
“By decentralizing the security testing process using the expertise of white hats, DVP has cracked the challenge of providing excellent services without the need to invest resources, which is difficult for any single company.”
According to recent announcements by the company, the DVP security crowd-testing platform has been a success thus far. DVP is open to more white hats. They are welcome to help secure the DeFi ecosystem.
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