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Velodrome Finance

Velodrome Finance is a revolutionary new AMM based on Solidly launched on Optimism. The Optimism Foundation is excited to announce its latest bug bounty matching program, specifically designed for Velodrome Finance - a next-generation AMM that combines the best of Curve, Convex and Uniswap, designed to serve as Optimism's central liquidity hub.

Maximum Bounty
Live Since
29 June 2023
Last Updated
18 July 2024
  • PoC required

  • KYC required

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Rewards by Threat Level

Smart Contract
USD $100,000
USD $40,000
USD $5,000
USD $1,000

Rewards are distributed according to the impact the vulnerability could otherwise cause based on the Impacts in Scope table further below.

Reward Calculation for Critical Level Reports

For critical Smart Contract bugs, the reward amount is 20% of the funds directly affected up to a maximum of USD $100,000. The calculation of the amount of funds at risk is based on the time and date the bug report is submitted. However, a minimum reward of USD $50,000 is to be rewarded in order to incentivize security researchers against withholding a bug report.

Repeatable Attack Limitations

In cases of repeatable attacks for smart contract bugs, only the first attack is considered if the smart contracts where the vulnerability exists can be upgraded, paused, or killed. If the attack impacts a smart contract directly holding funds that cannot be upgraded or paused, the amount of funds at risk will be calculated with the first attack being at 100% of the funds that could be stolen and then a reduction of 25% from the amount of the first attack for every 1800 blocks the attack needs for subsequent attacks from the first attack, rounded down.

Reward Calculation for High Level Reports

High smart contract vulnerabilities will be capped at up to 100% of the funds affected. In the event of temporary freezing, the reward doubles for every additional 30 blocks that the funds or NFTs could be temporarily frozen, rounded down to the nearest multiple of 30, up to the hard cap of USD $20,000.

Restrictions on Security Researcher Eligibility

Security researchers who fall under any of the following are ineligible for a reward

  • Security researchers from OFAC-sanctioned countries

Proof of Concept (PoC) Requirements

A PoC is required for the following severity levels:

  • Smart Contract, Critical
  • Smart Contract, High
  • Smart Contract, Medium
  • Smart Contract, Low

All PoCs submitted must comply with the Immunefi-wide PoC Guidelines and Rules. Bug report submissions without a PoC when a PoC is required will not be provided with a reward.

Reward Payment Terms

As part of the bug bounty matching program, Optimism will contribute 152,500 OP tokens to match the rewards offered by Velodrome. This means that for every reward paid out by Velodrome to a security researcher, Optimism will provide an additional, matching reward, in OP tokens. The total reward pool for this program is 152,500 OP tokens

Payouts are handled by the Velodrome Finance team directly and are denominated in USD. However, payments are done in USDC and OP. The payment scheme involves three forms of currency: USD Coin (USDC), Velodrome Token (VELO), and Optimism Token (OP). 50% of the total payout is made in USD Coin or VELO and the remaining 50% of the payout is made in OP.

The calculation of the net amount rewarded is based on the average price between and at the time the bug report was submitted. No adjustments are made based on liquidity availability. For avoidance of doubt, if the reward amount is USD 5 000 and the average price is USD 1.75 per token, then the reward will be 2857.142857 units of that token.

Program Overview

Velodrome Finance is a revolutionary new AMM based on Solidly launched on Optimism. The Optimism Foundation is excited to announce its latest bug bounty matching program, specifically designed for Velodrome Finance - a next-generation AMM that combines the best of Curve, Convex and Uniswap, designed to serve as Optimism's central liquidity hub.

In collaboration with Immunefi, the Optimism Foundation aims to encourage and incentivize security researchers to find and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities. This will contribute to a safer ecosystem for all Optimism participants involved and showcase the foundation's commitment to security.

To participate, security researchers should focus on identifying critical and high Velodrome-specific vulnerabilities that could potentially impact the wider Optimism ecosystem. Optimism will match any rewards offered by Velodrome, contributing a total of 152.5K OP tokens.

For more information about Velodrome Finance, please visit Velodrome Finance.

Velodrome Finance provides rewards in USDC and OP. For more details about the payment process, please view the Rewards by Threat Level section further below.

KYC Requirement

The provision of KYC is required to receive a reward for this bug bounty program where the following information will be required to be provided:

  • A legal/individual entity to issue a payment/invoice for/on-behalf of the security researcher.

KYC information is only required on confirmation of the validity of a bug report.

Responsible Publication

Velodrome Finance adheres to category 3. This Policy determines what information whitehats are allowed to make public from their submitted bug reports. For more information about the category selected, please refer to our Responsible Publication page.

Primacy of Impact vs Primacy of Rules

Velodrome Finance adheres to the Primacy of Impact for the following impacts:

  • Smart Contract: Critical: Protocol insolvency
  • Smart Contract: High: Unintended alteration of what the NFT represents (e.g. token URI, payload, artistic content)
  • Smart Contract: High: Theft of unclaimed royalties
  • Smart Contract: High: Permanent freezing of unclaimed royalties
  • Smart Contract: High: Temporary freezing of funds
  • Smart Contract: High: Temporary freezing NFTs
  • Smart Contract: Medium: Smart contract unable to operate due to lack of token funds
  • Smart Contract: Medium: Block stuffing
  • Smart Contract: Medium: Griefing (e.g. no profit motive for an attacker, but damage to the users or the protocol)
  • Smart Contract: Medium: Theft of gas
  • Smart Contract: Medium: Unbounded gas consumption
  • Smart Contract: Low: Contract fails to deliver promised returns, but doesn't lose value

If an impact is covered within the Primacy of Impact, it means that even if the impacted asset is not in-scope but is owned by the project, then it would be considered as in-scope of the bug bounty program. When submitting a report, just select the Primacy of Impact asset placeholder. If the team behind this project has multiple projects, those other projects are not covered under the Primacy of Impact of this program. Instead, check if those other projects have a bug bounty program on Immunefi.

Testnet and mock files are not covered under the Primacy of Impact.

All other impacts are considered under the Primacy of Rules, which means that they are bound by the terms of the bug bounty program.

The Spearbit audit was completed on 16th of June, 2023 and the report was published on 17th of July, 2023:

Slipstream audit was completed by Spearbit on 5th of December 2023 and the report was published on 22nd of January 2024:

Immunefi Standard Badge

Velodrome Finance has satisfied the requirements for the Immunefi Standard Badge, which is given to projects that adhere to our best practices.

KYC required

The submission of KYC information is a requirement for payout processing.

Prohibited Activities

Default prohibited activities
  • Any testing on mainnet or public testnet deployed code; all testing should be done on local-forks of either public testnet or mainnet
  • Any testing with pricing oracles or third-party smart contracts
  • Attempting phishing or other social engineering attacks against our employees and/or customers
  • Any testing with third-party systems and applications (e.g. browser extensions) as well as websites (e.g. SSO providers, advertising networks)
  • Any denial of service attacks that are executed against project assets
  • Automated testing of services that generates significant amounts of traffic
  • Public disclosure of an unpatched vulnerability in an embargoed bounty
  • Any other actions prohibited by the Immunefi Rules

Feasibility Limitations

The project may be receiving reports that are valid (the bug and attack vector are real) and cite assets and impacts that are in scope, but there may be obstacles or barriers to executing the attack in the real world. In other words, there is a question about how feasible the attack really is. Conversely, there may also be mitigation measures that projects can take to prevent the impact of the bug, which are not feasible or would require unconventional action and hence, should not be used as reasons for downgrading a bug's severity. Therefore, Immunefi has developed a set of feasibility limitation standards which by default states what security researchers, as well as projects, can or cannot cite when reviewing a bug report.