Inverse Finance held a bug bounty contest for the FiRM and DBR contracts on Code4rena and we have a Hats Finance bug bounty vault that provides a legal source of revenue for anyone who finds vulnerabilities in our products.
DeFi and smart-contracts are not 100% safe no matter how many audits or white-hat hacker attempts that are made to break it, there is an ever-present risk that previously undiscovered vulnerabilities surface without warning.
This is a list of some, but not an exhaustive list of risks associated with using Frontier and Inverse Finance products:
- 1.Smart contract failure risk: Despite our security efforts, our contracts may get exploited and drained.
- 2.Arbitrage risk: If you buy DOLA and pay over $1 or sell it for under $1 OR supply liquidity at the incorrect price, your trade is likely to be arbitraged and you may end up holding less DOLA than expected.
- 3.Liquidation risk: If you do not add sufficient collateral to your Frontier position and the prices of your borrowed assets depreciate beyond your loan to value ratio, you may get liquidated.
- 4.Dollar peg risk: The DOLA stablecoin USD peg may fail during extremely abnormal market conditions.
FiRM and any other protocol deployed by Inverse, however thoroughly tested and audited, will always carry risk inherent in smart-contracts due to Ethereum’s simultaneous execution environment. Inverse Finance is a decentralized, open-source protocol, and is not affiliated with any central authority or organization. Inverse Finance’s products are provided "as is" and without any warranties or guarantees of any kind. Inverse Finance does not endorse or recommend any particular use or implementation of its products, and is not responsible for any losses or damages that may result from their usage. Users of FiRM are to follow any local laws applicable when using FiRM and users are solely responsible for their own actions, and Inverse Finance will not be liable for any damages or losses that may result from the use of FiRM. By using FiRM, users acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.
Make sure that you are familiar with the underlying infrastructure that you are using: Ethereum provide the strongest security guarantees for tokens issued on Ethereum. Bridging tokens to other base layer chains change the token's risk profile drastically as you need to trust a custodian bridge. Even Ethereum layer 2 rollups like Arbitrum and OP Mainnet have some weaker or different security assumptions than Ethereum, but you can manually withdraw your funds from the rollup back to Ethereum.