A new working group aims to create standards that will ensure secure Ethereum smart contracts are used by businesses and DeFi projects.

Smart contract transactions on Ethereum require security

Specifically speaking, the smart contracts that power Ethereum are known for being fraught with security issues, which, in turn, have greatly impacted DeFi projects. In addition, smart contracts being applied to DeFi projects worth billions of dollars are often not audited beforehand.

Tom Lindeman, a previous veteran researcher at Microsoft and the former managing director of the Ethereum Trust Alliance — a group of blockchain companies working on a security system for smart contracts — told Cointelegraph that there is currently no good ways to identify whether a smart contract is secure before initiating a transaction:

“The DeFi space is worth billions of dollars now, but so many of those smart contracts being used are never audited. As such, the DeFi sector continues to see a flurry of activity that has individuals and organizations approving token contracts, swapping tokens, and adding liquidity to pools in quick succession without being able to easily check contract security.”

In an attempt to solve the security challenges related to smart contracts, Lindeman has joined the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance’s newly formed “EthTrust Security Levels Working Group” as its co-chair. According to Lindeman, the working group’s mission will be to continue the advances initially started by the Ethereum Trust Alliance, or ETA, which are aimed to set standards for secure, smart contract transactions conducted on the Ethereum blockchain.

Read more: https://cointelegraph.com/news/smart-contract-standards-making-defi-transactions-on-ethereum-more-secure