In less than one year, PolySwarm has already made a name for itself as the first-ever decentralized cyber security marketplace in the world. With blockchain as our foundation, PolySwarm is set to tackle some of the most challenging issues in cyber security. We wanted to share the wild ride (so far!) with you.
PolySwarm is born.
“About 6 months ago the concept behind PolySwarm was born out of frustration: we were a small cyber security company with innovative tools and no path to market. So like good engineers we got frustrated and built something to deal with the problem, PolySwarm.” — Steve Bassi, PolySwarm CEO
Read the rest of Bassi’s letter at the PolySwarm blog:
September 8, 2017
Dan Guido announces advisory to PolySwarm.
September 11, 2017
PolySwarm gives back to the open source community by publishing Perigord — an Ethereum dApp development framework for the Go language.“Today we’re introducing Perigord: a Truffle-like framework for developing Ethereum DApps in Go that should make [building an Ethereum dApp] a little less painful.” — Introducing Perigord: Golang Tools for Ethereum DApp Development
December 12, 2017
Swarm Market becomes PolySwarm.
“‘Poly’ is evocative of the many areas of information security that PolySwarm aims to disrupt via decentralization. Beyond 1.0, PolySwarm will expand into distributed bug bounties* and malware taxonomy, rewarding Experts for providing malware family metadata.” — Paul Makowski, PolySwarm CTO
December 17, 2017
Mark Tonnesen, former CIO of McAfee becomes an adviser for PolySwarm.
“I’m excited to be working with PolySwarm because they’re uniquely addressing an important issue in cyber security. Their approach is potentially disruptive and is much-needed in the industry, and I’m thrilled to be working so closely with their team.” — Mark Tonnesen
December 18, 2017
PolySwarm is featured in Huffington Post.
“Applying blockchain technology to better serve global security needs is a passion that has seen Steve Bassi found a potential industry game changer. As the CEO of PolySwarm, Bassi wanted to create a decentralized, distributed marketplace, where security experts could compete to solve world wide security threats.” — How This Startup is Revolutionizing the Blockchain For Security
January 8, 2018
PolySwarm is featured in CoinDesk.
“As an ERC-20 token riding on the ethereum blockchain, Bassi said smart contracts are at the core of what will make the offering succeed. The nectar tokens will be used to make all the payments on the platform, but those payments don’t just flow from Swarm to the researchers. The system also requires micro-engines to stake an amount of nectar tokens on its assessment of the digital products it’s scanning.” — Anti-Virus Token? PolySwarm Seeks Safer Internet with ICO
January 19, 2018
PolySwarm partners with Rivetz to form the first Decentralized Cybersecurity Consortium.
“Cybersecurity needs to be built in by design, not added on as an afterthought. The tools and standards to assure the highest quality data on blockchain will be critical to growing the value of the entire market. We are excited to partner with PolySwam to co-found the Decentralized Cybersecurity Consortium to build a more secure future.” — Steven Sprague, Rivetz CEO and co-founder
A new day dawns for decentralized security
Today marks the creation of the Decentralized Cybersecurity Consortium, DC², launched in partnership between Rivetz and…
January 23, 2018
PolySwarm bounty contest kicks off.
“A maximum of $300,000 USD will be awarded during the bounty program. A maximum of $6,250 USD will be awarded each day. Rewards for participants will be in the form of PolySwarm’s Nectar (NCT) tokens.” — Learn more at the PolySwarm Bounty Contest Rules page
Jan 30, 2018
Science Blockchain backs PolySwarm.
“Science Blockchain is dedicated to fostering business and marketplaces that are improving the security and transparency attributes of distributed ledger technology, and PolySwarm is reimagining the antivirus market in a way that will streamline extensive threat coverage.” — Science Inc. Blog
February 6, 2018
PolySwarm announces Asian headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
“As we build the future of security, it’s important for PolySwarm to build a strong presence in Asian markets. We’re starting with Tokyo because of its access to potential cybersecurity partners and thriving blockchain industry. We look forward to growing the PolySwarm community in Japan and beyond.” — Steve Bassi, PolySwarm CEO
February 10, 2018
PolySwarm partners with Binary Ninja, reverse engineering platform.
“Through this partnership, PolySwarm will support the development of Binary Ninja, whose world class analysis capabilities will be provided to security experts in the PolySwarm ecosystem.” — PolySwarm press release
Feb 13, 2018
BlockTower Capital backs in PolySwarm.
“BlockTower Capital launched in August, raising $140 million from backers including Union Square Ventures LLC and Andreessen Horowitz to bring professional trading and portfolio management to emerging digital assets like PolySwarm.” — PolySwarm press release
February 16, 2018
PolySwarm reaches $15Million USD presale goal.
“We’re driven to improve the threat intelligence marketplace for everyone, and this early funding puts us on pace to achieve this.” — Steve Bassi, CEO of PolySwarm
Feb 19, 2018
PolySwarm Reached 10K non-US valid registrations for the PolySwarm ICO.
Read more about why valid participants should purchase in our recent blog post, “6 (Undeniable) Data-Based Reasons to Participate in the PolySwarm ICO.”
February 20, 2018
PolySwarm launches public token sale.
“Crowdsale discounts range from 20 percent to 5 percent, decreasing every $5 Million dollars raised. Polyswarm total funding target is $50 million.” — PolySwarm press release
Check the PolySwarm homepage to see which bonus we’re on right now!
February 26, 2018
PolySwarm kickstarts platform with first arbiter, based on Cuckoo Sandbox.
“In today’s world, with more and more advanced malware being released on a daily basis, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to perform detection and understanding of the motives of attackers in near real-time. We believe the PolySwarm ecosystem is capable of achieving this exact goal through the ‘many eyes’ principle of the network, and we look forward to collaborating to improve malware detection.” — Jurriaan Bremer, Lead Developer of Cuckoo Sandbox
March 1, 2018
Joel Dietz Backs PolySwarm.
“PolySwarm has all of the hallmarks of a good investment, including a strong market opportunity and an industry-leading team. We look forward to following PolySwarm as they decentralize cyber security.” — Joel Dietz, co-founder of Swarm Fund
We raised 25.94M, and are looking ahead to the roadmap and what comes next.
“PolySwarm’s thesis is that the threat intelligence and anti-virus markets are ripe for an overhaul. The amount of support we have seen in online discussions and in our token sale tells us that the information security and cryptocurrency communities agree. We look forward to continuing to build on this momentum to develop a next-generation threat intelligence ecosystem.” — Steve Bassi, PolySwarm CEO