Blockchain Content Startup DECENT Cuts Deal With The Hackereum Project

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DECENT has recently signed a deal with the Hackereum Project to augment their Crowd Penetration & Exchange Platform with Blockchain. The platform uses white-hat hackers to participate in pinpointing software issues of which they  track and detect  and then upload the vulnerabilities onto a private Blockchain, designed by DECENT. In addition, companies can also post bugs onto blockchain with the intent to find ethical hackers to mend them.

Vulnerabilities would be considered as a form of asset, comparable to Bitcoins. Hackers would obtain them by penetrating the software and trading them on DECENT Network, where they would find appropriate buyer, presumably a software engineer. 

To measure the value of vulnerabilities, Hackereum Project would set up the bug management service. It would assess the bug’s fair market value in accordance to the patented assessment formula. Hackers would receive an adequate price for product or labour cost.

This model could help businesses swiftly react to emerging problems with software and hardware. Therefore, designers could prevent vulnerabilities to occur in the future and prevent companies from dealing with the same issues.

Outsourcing the IT-oriented work could potentially save not only precious time, but also much needed finances, due to allocating technicians and staff from maintenance or servicing to development, innovation and generally creative tasks. Small startups could adhere to building the brand, rather than needlessly worry about security.

 

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including Humaniq.co where hs is interim CMO, DECENT.ch, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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