Augur Announces $200k Bug Bounty Program as Mainnet Launch Looms
Augur (REP) has announced a $200,000 bug bounty program aimed at discovering and eliminating potential technical vulnerabilities as it gears up for its main net launch on July 9.
Augur is a peer-to-peer (P2P) prediction market that runs as a decentralized application (dApp) on Ethereum. The platform will allow users to trustlessly create prediction markets for and bet on the outcome of virtually any future event.
— Augur (@AugurProject) July 2, 2018
The bounty program comes just days after the network completed its 4-month security audit for the Augur core. The foundation hopes that the bounty program will help assist in assuring that Augur is robust and secure prior to launch.
According to the announcement, the bounty program will be initially open to all of Augur Core’s Solidity contracts and Augur.js but is expected to expand in the following weeks to also include Augur Node and the Augur UI client.
Interested developers should review the scope of Augur’s Bug Bounty, including how to submit potential bugs, available on Augur’s Bounty Platform. The Augur Foundation will evaluate submissions based on the critical level of the bug and how hidden it is, with rewards to be distributed based on points (1 point equals 1 USD). Rewards range from 500 to 10,000 points based on the severity of the issue.