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Ethereum 2.0 project lead announces new bug bounty program



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With all eyes on the phased upgrade of Ethereum, the network has further decided to perfect its upcoming Eth 2.0 network. In that regard, Project lead of Ethereum 2.0, Danny Ryan announced a bug bounty program to incentivize Eth community and other bug hunters to find and report vulnerabilities.  

This program is supposed to make Ethereum 2.0 more resilient to bugs present in protocols and its clients. 

This new bounty program will focus on Phase 0 specifications and some of its software clients, such as Prysm, Lighthouse and Teku. According to the website: 

The Eth2 Bounty Program provides bounties for Eth2 (a major upgrade to Ethereum’s core consensus) bugs. We call on our community and all bug bounty hunters to help identify bugs in the protocols and clients. 

However, according to the bug bounty hunting rules, anyone who works with the codebase as a professional Ethereum developer is not eligible for the bounty rewards. Moreover, Ethereum websites or Ethereum Foundation infrastructure in general, are not part of the bounty program.

The much-awaited Eth 2.0’s Phase 0 is expected to launch anytime between December 2020 to early next year. 

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Alisha is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Her interests lie in blockchain technology, crypto-crimes, and market developments in Africa and the United States