Cosmos have announced a new bug bounty to rigorously vet the forthcoming Stargate upgrade to ensure no vulnerabilities are missed.
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.