<EDIT> This proposal has been submitted: https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Dash-Bug-Bounty-Program-by-BugCrowd Manually vote on this proposal (DashCore - Tools - Debugconsole): gobject vote-many 76bd96f8c83b16ef06c4cf2527501d97f7c34762ad0fd2e47cedcd754f193522 funding yes The amount of the proposal has been changed from pre-proposal to proposal due to USD exchange rate change. </EDIT> Pre-Proposal: Dash Bug Bounty Program by BugCrowd Dash can and should have the best funded bug bounty program of all crypto currencies. With a robust bug bounty program, Dash can rightly make the following claims: Dash code is the most secure because we offer the highest bounties to skilled developers to review infrastructure code. Dash is the safest because hackers (white/gray/black) are incentivized to disclose hacks in a manner that is safe and discrete, instead of exploiting or selling hacks. BugCrowd (https://bugcrowd.com) is the leader in crowdsourced security testing and will connect Dash to a crowd of tens of thousands of security researchers to identify critical software vulnerabilities. With a fully-managed program, Dash can harness the expertise of BugCrowd to manage the Dash bounty program in the safest, most secure and efficient manner. 3 monthly 300-Dash payments (900 Dash total) This is a proposal for 900 Dash in 3 monthly payments (300 Dash/month $54k at $180 USD/Dash) to establish a fully-managed bug bounty program with BugCrowd for one year, which will be in place through the launch of Evolution. DashBudgetWatch will manage the relationship with BugCrowd over the course of the year on behalf of Dash. Jim Bursch (@jimbursch), the director of DashBudgetWatch, will coordinate the bug bounty program with the Core Team to ensure that any vulnerabilities are safely reported and addressed. This proposal includes the following items: BugCrowd management fee for 5 Dash applications for 1 year Reward pool (bounties fund) BugCrowd Crowdcontrol Platform (triage, researcher matching, validation, payout) DashBudgetWatch management fee (includes proposal fee) Prudent reserve (funds set aside to mitigate Dash/USD exchange risk) BugCrowd and DashBudgetWatch will issue detailed monthly reports of program activity. Where necessary, private reports will be given to the Core Team about any critical vulnerabilities that may be discovered. About BugCrowd Philip Da Silva is the representative from BugCrowd who is handling the Dash account. He will be available on this forum to answer any questions about BugCrowd. About DashBudgetWatch DashBudgetWatch (https://fundchan.com/dashbudgetwatch) is a project of @jimbursch, who has been an active member of the Dash community for several months. He founded the Los Angeles Dash Users Group and developed the Simple Dash Invoice (https://github.com/jimbursch/simple-dash-invoice). He is also the founder/developer of FundChan.com: funded channel messaging, which is denominated exclusively in Dash. Addendum Added 2017/06/21 -- Any unused funds left over after 1 year will be rolled into an extension of the program, possibly for another year, or barring extension of the program, will be donated to an appropriate outlet selected by the Dash community. Added 2017/06/21 -- It will be made clear to BugCrowd that testing of exploits on the mainnet is prohibited by this program. Added 2017/06/26 -- In response to a concern raised by the PEC, DashBudgetWatch and Jim Bursch will not be acting as an information escrow. The Core Team will have direct access to the BugCrowd platform and it is our goal to integrate BugCrowd with the Jira issue-tracking system utilized by the Core Team.