IOHK, the company responsible for Cardano (ADA), revealed details about a certification program and a DApp Store for applications and protocols that they want to develop on the cryptocurrency blockchain.
Details about the Cardano Summit, which will take place on Saturday, September 21, were released by the IOHK a couple of days ago.
The company recalls that the recent Alonzo update introduced not only the feature of smart contracts, but also the possibility of decentralized applications (DApps) and other protocols to be able to look for alternatives in your blockchain.
While this represents a significant milestone for the project, IOHK has two concerns about a potential flow of projects on the network: how to make users find the products that best suit their expectations and needs, and how to ensure that the projects that are inserted into the network are of good quality.
According to IOHK, dealing with these dilemmas would be the key to growing your blockchain. In addition to ensuring the satisfaction of your followers, this would protect them against potential malicious projects or poor performance.
To solve these possible problems, IOHK must launch a certification program to evaluate applications developed on the Cardano network. The program will be presented in more detail during the Summit, but some information has already been advanced.
The program will look for possible vulnerabilities in the Cardano DApps code. For this, different levels of defense will be implemented, as explained by the company:
“There will be several levels. At the simplest level, automated logic checks will allow us to detect certain types of malicious code. For example, they will be able to verify that the contract does not contain a way to recover blocked funds ”.
IOHK indicated that manual audits will be carried out on the contracts of any DApp, in order to verify its integrity:
“In addition, the manual smart contract audit will help us verify the integrity of any DApp. Ultimately, full formal verification will test the mathematical model to show that a smart contract satisfies the formal specification of its behavior. “
The team responsible for Cardano stated that is establishing alliances with companies specialized in this type of audits, and some of them will be announced during the Summit.
Cardano prepares the DApp Store
IOHK also revealed that the Cardano network will have a DApp Store where developers can upload their projects.
The central goal is to make “a trustworthy and democratic environment for developers to publish their dApps without censorship.”
As the company describes, the DApp Store would facilitate the dissemination of projects, since today users do not have a formalized and efficient search process to find new decentralized applications:
“Users will be able to access the Plutus dAppStore through a web browser. Think of Plutus dAppStore as a Cardano “showcase”. The store displays a variety of things it can do. “
Both certified and non-certified DApps can be entered into the store. Nevertheless, IOHK will provide clear information on the status and level of reliability of each project, providing a “platform for transparent user assessment”.
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