Immunefi is the leading bug bounty platform for crypto
Immunefi launched on December 9, 2020, as a bug bounty platform focused on blockchain and smart contract security. We provide bug bounty hosting, consultation, bug triaging, and program management services to blockchain and smart contract projects.
Bug bounty programs are open invitations to security researchers to discover and disclose potential vulnerabilities in projects’ smart contracts and applications, thereby protecting projects and their users. For their good work, security researchers receive a reward based on the severity of the vulnerability, as determined by the project affected.
Why have a bug bounty program at all? In 2020 alone, hacks and scams cost the DeFi community over $238m, and bug bounties can prevent those hacks from happening. Bug bounty programs surface vulnerabilities so they can be fixed before they get exploited in malicious hacks that destroy projects and ruin reputations.
Mitchell Amador, CEO
Prior to Immunefi, Mitchell was best known for making Sophia the Robot a worldwide sensation as the CMO of SingularityNET and as the VP of Marketing at Steemit, where he drove its adoption and growth, resulting in a peak $2b valuation. He was a member of the rLoop Hyperloop team, drove growth to the world’s dominant web .pdf company, and helped launch the largest user-owned open world, Decentraland. When not building technology, Mitchell spends his time researching the history of culture, religion, and economics.
Duncan Townsend, CTO
Duncan has a background as a machine learning and security engineer. After completing a S.B. and M.Eng. in AI at MIT, he worked at a series of pure-tech startups before co-founding his own at Immunefi. While at MIT, in 2010, he started hacking on cryptocurrency projects. Other past projects have included direct image-to-trajectory deep neural nets, zero-knowledge homomorphic encryption chat routing, formally verified encrypted chat, and a high-performance regular expression compiler. At Immunefi, he is tapping into his expertise not only in software security best practices, but also in physical security, operational security, and encryption.
Travin spends most of his time as an entrepreneur, consultant, and open source advocate. He leverages his experiences gained from living in eight countries across four continents, ranging from large open source projects like co-authoring the white paper of Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project, and contributing to the European Commission’s Blockchain4EU project, to startups like co-founding STOKR, an STO platform on Ethereum and the Liquid Network by Blockstream. He has also been involved with educational projects around blockchain and crypto at ETH Zurich, such as BIOTS and BETH, and has been a regular public speaker, including twice at the annual Hackers’ Congress at Paralelni Polis, a crypto-only café in Prague.