The Libra Association Announces $10,000 Bug Bounty for Libra

August 27, 2019 | Digital Assets
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The Libra Association has launched a bug bounty program

The Libra Association has expanded the scope of testing its code for bugs.

It will reward up to $10,000 for any critical flaw found in its Libra testnet code.

When Libra launched, the association invited 50 security and blockchain researchers for the initial beta bug testing. This private program now expands to the public with rewards for anyone finding a bug in the code.

Libra taking the time to get it right

The Libra Association‘s primary responsibility will be to process Libra transactions and maintain the digital currency’s underlying blockchain. The group’s head of policy and communications spoke on the new bug program in a press release.

“We are launching this bug bounty now, well before the Libra Blockchain is live,” Dante Disparte said. “Our hope is that people around the world can turn to Libra for their everyday financial needs, so the infrastructure must be dependable and safe. It’s important to note that the Libra Blockchain remains in testnet, which is an early-stage version of the code that is far from final. We remain committed to taking the time to get this right.

The statement also said that the group will not launch Libra Blockchain until regulatory concerns it receives regulatory approvals.

Bug testing via HackerOne

The bug testing will happen on the HackerOne vulnerability identification platform, which allows bug hunters to test systems and code of businesses.

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