Charles Hoskinson Lays Up His Strategies for Ensuring Cardano dApp Security

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The Cardano network earned a slew of additional features as a result of the Alonzo hard fork, particularly following smart contract addition. While the network’s community has been overwhelmingly positive about the enhancements, it has also been chastised for the ‘delay’ in rollout dates.

Consider dApps, which were scheduled to start on Cardano within weeks of the hard fork, according to a popular Reddit thread.

With the recent debut of the Plutus Application Backend [PAB], an off-chain backend service for managing and handling the requirements of dApps throughout their lifecycle, the process seems to be well advanced.

Nonetheless, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson recently explained how the community should “manage expectations” in terms of dApp development and security. “Cardano dApps are under construction,” he added of their release, “and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the market pretty soon, like within weeks to months.”

Building “high assurance” software with few risks and faults, according to Hoskinson, may be costly and time-consuming. This is why Cardano is regarded as “too sluggish” in the market. He does, however, feel that,

“Given what’s at stake and how much money is at stake, I believe any initiative should go as quickly as possible.” I’d like to remind everyone that $10.5 billion has been lost or stolen this year as a result of poor dApp design and insider issues.”

The CEO of IOHK also conceded that because of technology advancements and human errors, some of the dApps deployed on Cardano will undoubtedly be fake. In reality, Hoskinson put the onus of creating foolproof dApps on the developers. “As engineers and scientists, we did all in our ability to give the developers and community tools to sift out good from poor,” he continued, ” and I would argue significantly better than what exists in the Ethereum ecosystem.”

He also emphasized the importance of community curation of dApps, saying,

“As new dApps are announced, the community needs to start working together, establish an immune system, and have a professional level of skepticism.”

To assist with this, the Cardano ecosystem will release certain level criteria for community curation of dApps.

Aside from that, the engineer emphasized the importance of the community asking pertinent background and developmental inquiries. These should include both the programs and their developers to avoid “back door exists” and security breaches, as well as “rewards and incentives for the audit, oversight, and curation of dApps.”

Cardano expanded its block size by 12.5 percent earlier this week to meet an expected surge in demand by scaling the network and speeding up transaction speeds and data throughput. This change could be in preparation for the implementation of dApps, which are projected to expand blockchain usage.

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