Aurora pays $6M bug bounty to ethical security hacker through Immunefi

On Tuesday, Ethereum (ETH) bridging and scaling solution Aurora announced it had paid out a $6 million bounty to ethical security hacker pwning.eth, who discovered a critical vulnerability in the Aurora Engine. The exploit allegedly placed over $200 million worth of capital at risk. The sum was paid in collaboration with Immunefi, a leading platform […]

MakerDAO launches biggest ever bug bounty with $10M reward

MakerDAO has announced that it will begin offering a maximum of $10 million bounty to white hat hackers and cybersecurity specialists who point out legitimate security threats in its smart contracts. Maker’s (MAKER) plan to front-run attacks on its smart contracts is the largest ever on the bug bounty platform Immunefi. In fact if someone […]

ImmuneFi report $10B in DeFi hacks and losses across 2021

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, security platform and bug bounty service ImmuneFi published an official report on Thursday, which calculated the total volume of losses in the cryptocurrency markets in 2021. According to its report, the company found that losses resulting from hacks, scams and other malicious activities exceeded $10.2 billion dollars over the past year. […]

Immunefi to bolster DeFi security service with new funds

DeFi security platform Immunefi has announced a $5.5 million funding from a panoply of eleven institutional investors including Blueprint Forest, Electric Capital, Framework Ventures and Bitscale Capital, in addition to a series of private individuals.  Immunefi will utilize the funds to advance its services in DeFi security, providing asset protection to smart contract protocols, as […]

Finance Redefined: dYdX milestone and $1M DeFi bounty, Sept. 24–Oct. 1

Welcome to the latest edition of Cointelegraph’s decentralized finance (DeFi) newsletter. DYdX surpassed Coinbase in daily trading volume for the first time this week. Read on to discover why this was a seminal moment for the project’s founder. What you’re about to read is the concise version of this newsletter. For the full breakdown of […]

White hat hacker paid DeFi’s largest reported bounty fee

Belt Finance, an automated market maker (AMM) protocol operating a yield optimization strategy on Binance Smart Chain (BSC), claims to have paid the largest bounty in the history of decentralized finance (DeFi) to a white hat hacker who averted a $10-million bug crisis.  Industry white hat programmer Alexander Schlindwein discovered the vulnerability in Belt Finance’s […]