The development team takes security very seriously. The team continually dedicates a portion of its funds for smart contract reviews and audits. The Stabilize development team has relinquished direct control over minting the Stabilize reward tokens. The operator contract controls the minting rate and the only thing the development team can do is decreasing it. In addition, all governance functions are controlled by a 24 hour time-lock. This gives depositors enough time to make a decision to stay in the protocol or not. Stabilize uses on-chain decentralized price oracles powered by Chainlink and Aave to access data. These price oracles are resistant to flash crashes and manipulation.