Transparency in Decentralized Finance
DeFi Score is a single, consistently comparable value for measuring protocol risk, based on factors including smart contract risk, collateralization, and liquidity.
What goes into a platform’s DeFi Score?
Smart Contract Security
Errors, bugs and unexpected outcomes in smart contracts can cause real financial harm. These risks can be minimized by proactive code audits and formal verification from reputable security firms. The DeFi Score model accounts for the coverage and veracity of security audits across a protocol’s set of smart contracts.
Smart Contract Openness
Protocol and code transparency are critical steps towards establishing trust in a decentralized world. Smart contract code openness signals confidence by inviting others to verify and not simply trust. In contrast, obfuscated code and protocols can offer weak security and delay the identification of critical bugs. The DeFi Score model accounts for verified open code.
Today’s DeFi platforms rely on over-collateralization to address liquidity and credit risk - the risks that a lender will not be able to exit a position or be paid back in full. Price volatility is generally understood, however, the types and makeup of the collateral supporting a protocol are equally critical and often overlooked. The DeFi Score factors in average liquidity and the makeup of all collateralized assets.
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