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Immunefi Launches Whitehat Scholarship

Disclosure: The Whitehat Scholarship is not open to the public and is given on a limited basis to up-and-coming hackers we specifically identify.

Immunefi is launching the Whitehat Scholarship to give promising smart contract hackers the opportunity to level up their skills and focus full-time on bug hunting, so they can help keep DeFi safe.

DeFi is exploding in growth, but there aren’t enough Solidity developers or whitehat hackers to go around. From a development perspective, the DeFi ecosystem is being held back from its true potential, and from a security perspective, devastating hacks keep obliterating projects.

The smart contract talent just does not exist to allow DeFi to safely scale.

We believe that it’s important for the DeFi community to contribute to the public good of upskilling smart contract whitehat hacking talent.

That’s why we’re offering the community-driven Whitehat Scholarship to proven smart contract hackers.

For the first cohort, we’re opening a public application for any smart contract hacker to apply for the scholarship. Based on the applications, Immunefi will pick up to 5 hackers for the first cohort, which will be awarded three months of salary covered by the scholarship to come hunt for bugs full-time.

For any bug bounties awarded to these hunters during that time, 30% of the rewards will be pledged to go back into the scholarship treasury, so that we can give other budding whitehats the same opportunity.

To apply, the only thing you need to do is hit the button on the Immunefi site and fill out the application form. We’ll review applications as they come in, and the winners of the scholarship will be announced on the 12th of May 2021.

We’d like to thank the bluechip project Vesper for donating $5,000 to this scholarship, in addition to 30 other contributors on Gitcoin. Without their help, this wouldn’t be possible. Your contributions help change lives and allow more security talent to break into crypto and find vulnerabilities. That benefits everyone.

About Immunefi

Immunefi is the leading bug bounty and security services platform for DeFi with the world’s largest bounties, where projects secure their code and whitehats keep funds safe. Immunefi protects over $25 billion in user funds and has paid out millions of dollars in bug bounties. Immunefi’s community of proven whitehat hackers, war room and crisis management expertise, and industry-leading secure disclosure platform make Immunefi an essential part of the security stack for DeFi’s leading projects, such as Synthetix, SushiSwap, PancakeSwap, and BadgerDAO.

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Immunefi is the premier bug bounty platform for smart contracts and DeFi projects, where security researchers review code, disclose vulnerabilities, get paid, and make crypto safer. Immunefi removes security risk through bug bounties and comprehensive security services.

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Immunefi is the premier bug bounty platform for smart contracts, where hackers review code, disclose vulnerabilities, get paid, and make crypto safer.