Ethereum Foundation Rolls Out ‘Attackathon’ To Bolster Blockchain Security, Plans To Raise Over $2,000,000 in Reward

Ethereum Foundation Rolls Out ‘Attackathon’ To Bolster Blockchain Security, Plans To Raise Over $2,000,000 in Reward


The Ethereum Foundation (EF) is unveiling a month-long initiative aimed at improving the security of the second-largest blockchain by market capitalization.

According to the Ethereum Protocol Security (EPS) Research Team, the blockchain-focused bug bounty platform Immunefi will host an Ethereum (ETH) protocol “Attackathon” over a four-week period.

An Attackathon is a challenge aimed at auditing the security robustness of a platform by identifying and understanding potential vulnerabilities in the protocol’s code.

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Explains the EPS Research Team,

“This four-week event aims to enhance the security of the Ethereum protocol through a large-scale crowdsourced security audit competition. Our goal is to raise over $2 million for the reward pool, [and] the EF has seeded the pool with an initial $500,000.”

Per Ethereum Foundation, the sponsorship program offering

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