Why does the DeFi space still remain vulnerable to safety risks?
Despite the various safety regulations in place, the DeFi space still remains very vulnerable to exploits as was witnessed from the multiple hacks that occurred this past month alone. But why is safety the primary concern within the DeFi space?
In order to avoid government regulations, many cryptocurrency projects are set up in countries where law enforcement agencies are unable to deal with transnational hackers. If they are hacked, they are less likely to call for government assistance on ideological grounds.
A finance professor at the University of Texas at Austin, John Griffin, warns, “DeFi has risks, and in particular could malfunction in ways that we can’t predict. That could lead to financial fragility in ways we also don’t expect.”
While it may be a boon in terms of passing traditional financial institutions, DeFi has its own challenges in terms of safety. Although all transactions are recorded on the blockchain, bugs and errors in the smart contract code could lead to accidents when dealing with financial data. Other risks include phishing, rug pulls and honeypot scams.
The fact that there is a limited regulatory framework is only one of the many reasons why safety is still in question within the DeFi space. Often hacks can be contributed to human error as smart contract codes could possibly have flaws that can be leveraged by third parties.
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