Let The Bounty Season Begin: Facebook Opens Bug Bounty Program

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Are you a skilled developer looking to make some extra bucks? You’re in luck, Facebook just announced the opening of its bug bounty program for everybody willing to try it. Through this bounty program, individuals will be able to help Facebook strengthen the security of their blockchain by enabling developers to submit bug reports and alerts to the association about the security and privacy issues that may arise from discovered vulnerabilities, providing a more scalable, reliable and secure launch of the platform. 

As detailed in the announcement, the program will be based on principles of openness, transparency and global access. Libra is looking to promote from the very beginning an open and vibrant community by working with renowned developers to solicit feedback and improve the platform and its design and implementation of the blockchain. This has facilitated for great progress in the development phase, growing its research community and fostering collaboration with the best developers in the industry. 

By sharing feedback, other developers and interested parties will also be able to learn from these issues discovered by others. The Libra Association is keen on promoting global participation in the development process, which is why they’ve now opened the Libra Bug Bounty internationally, promoting the contribution from researchers around the globe. 

The main features highlighted in the Bounty Program are detailed below: 

  • Documentation and Easy On-Ramps: To help remove barriers to security research on the blockchain, best-in-class documentation and support will be provided. Developer and academic outreach efforts will be coordinated to amplify reach and to assist with onboarding.
  • Rewards: There will be a rewards program that is designed to encourage members of the security community to dig deep and help find even the most subtle bugs. Payouts will scale up to $10,000 for critical issues on the testnet.
  • HackerOne Partnership: The Libra Association has partnered with HackerOne to support the Libra Bug Bounty program. This tight partnership bolsters the commitment to bug bounty in both open source and blockchain programs.

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