In the lead up to its major network upgrade Stargate, Cosmos (ATOM) has announced a three-month-long bug bounty with double rewards to improve the software’s robustness prior to release.
The key Stargate upgrade will complete the original roadmap laid out in the Cosmos Whitepaper and will include the first implementation of the IBC protocol — which allows Cosmos to connect to other blockchain networks.
According to early contributor Zaki Manian, the Cosmos Stargate testnet is ready to launch, however, the various Cosmos teams would like further test the upgrade “to identify critical bugs that may have made it past engineering and integration testing.”
The team is hoping to avoid a repeat of two incidents in the past year where serious bugs were found in critical components. In July a critical vulnerability in Tendermint’s consensus algorithm was identified by blockchain firm Bluzelle. In October 2019, the Cosmos team discovered another high-severity security vulnerability in the Tendermint Core.
The bug bounty,