Hackers to Earn $32k With Bug Bounties

Largest bounty for one fix was paid by Block.one - $ 10,000 and the largest amount of issues found in one project is 6 at Omise
21 May 2019   222

Ethical hackers have earned $ 32,150 in the last seven weeks, reporting vulnerabilities in cryptocurrency and blockchain projects, The Next Web reports.

In the period from March 28 to May 16, the said amount was paid by 15 projects, in products of which a total of 30 bugs were discovered.

Omise is the project with the most vulnerabilities found by ethic hackers - six. The Augur prediction market and browser developer Brave unveiled information about three vulnerabilities each.

White Hackers Bug Bounties Per Company
Hackers' Bug Bounties Per Company

Also on the list with 1-2 vulnerabilities were projects and companies such as Chainlink, Monero, MyEtherWallet, Block.one and Coinbase.

While the bugs found in Omise products had a low threat level and were valued at $ 100 each, some projects had to pay more substantial amounts. So, Block.one paid $ 10,000 for one fix, and TRON awarded $ 3,100 hackers who discovered that the cryptocurrency network is vulnerable to DDoS attacks via smart contracts.

Buterin and OmniseGO to Urge to Boycott Consensus 2018

Co-founder of Ethereum is angry on popular web media due to number of articles and, as he says, link to scam website
27 April 2018   1736

Creator of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin and team of OmiseGO project announced a boycott of the upcoming conference Consensus 2018, organized by the CoinDesk. The reason for this was, in particular, two materials of the agency, one of which published a direct link to the web-site of scammers, and in the other - "sensational" information about the alleged Ethereum's hardfork.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

He also noted that he had already warned media in such mistakes.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

OmniseGO team decided to join Vitalik.

OmniseGO Twitter
OmniseGO Twitter

Buterin also criticized the EIP 999 related article.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

It is worth noting that at the time of publication of the CoinDesk note, it was already known that representatives of the Ethereum community voted against the unlocking of 513 000 ETH on Parity wallets, and the developers of Parity Technologies assured that they did not achieve the new Ethereum hardware. Since then, the material CoinDesk has been repeatedly edited, but the screenshots of the original text can be easily found on the Internet.

Vitalik also reported on "gotchas".

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

He also said that he won't support the "level of rent seeking" of the conference.

Vitalik Buterin Twitter
Vitalik Buterin Twitter

Response from CoinDesk editor Pete Rizzo was quick and rough.

Pete Rezzo Twitter
Pete Rezzo Twitter

He also told about "bully pulpit move".

Pete Rezzo Twitter
Pete Rezzo Twitter

At the same time, the OmiseGO team wrote on Twitter that "People’s livelihoods are on the line when we fail to vet our sources."

OmniseGO Twitter
OmniseGO Twitter

Earlier Vitalik Buterin locked in a Twitter-drama with Australian businessman Craig Wright during the Bitcoin Cash promotional presentation.