The latest anonymization protocol from Ethereum, Tornado.cash has released completely unchangeable smart contracts that make the protocol “unstoppable”. since May 21st.
While the project praised the virtues of immutability and declared that “the code is law”Many members of the Ethereum Community (ETH) advise against depositing funds into the protocol.
Tornado.cash opts for complete immutability
Tornado notes that “there are advantages and disadvantages” of their commitment to immutability by declaring greater decentralization and the inability to change smart contracts to be greater virtues of the protocol.
However, The developers admit that “the tornado.cash team can never protect users from errors again”.. In the post that announces the transition to total immutability, The company also recommends that users take out cover insurance for their money.
Even though they took the Tornado.cash protocol version out of their hands, its developers will draw their attention to the construction of the next major version of the projectin the hope of “replicating Zcash’s functionality in the Ethereum core network”.
Immutability versus vulnerability
The cryptanalyst David Gerard criticized Tornado.cash’s fixation on immutability and described the protocol as “an easy target for attackers who can literally not fix security holes”.
“It seems that the developers of Ethereum have already forgotten the first really big mess of Ethereumthe DAO, “added Gerard.
“Get to work, kids, there’s a blender to break!”
Tornado.cash has been the subject of controversy since its inception and has been heavily criticized by the Ethereum community after it started nine months ago.
In response to the comments on Reddit, Since then, a warning has been posted on the project website warning potential users that it is “experimental software” that “must be used at your own risk”.