Hacken: The First Decentralized Marketplace for White Hat Hackers
Hacken, an innovative cryptocurrency platform focused on creating a cybersecurity ecosystem for hat hackers, has announced that the crowdsale for its HKN tokens will open to the public on October 12, 2017.
The pre-sale started on September 18 and will last until September 24. Pre-sale participants will get a 30 percent early bird bonus. If you believe in the future of Hacken, you will want to take advantage of this offer before it ends. You can find details on the pre-sale and the upcoming token sale at https://hacken.io.
Strengthening the Cybersecurity and Cryptocurrency Industries With Hacken
Cybersecurity and cryptocurrencies are hot topics right now. According to CyberSeek, there are more than 348,000 open cybersecurity positions in 2017, and this number is set to hit 1.8 million by 2022. However, there is not enough supply to meet the high demand in the market, especially for penetration testing and bug bounty programs. Hacken plans to change that.
HackIT conference director and Hacken team member Vladimir Taratushka said:
“The ultimate goal of the Hacken ecosystem is to create a generation of hackers to whom what Oleksii did is entirely normal, the only acceptable life scenario.”
Hacken aims to meet that emerging demand, receiving recognition and early success for the team’s efforts. On September 19, Hacken won 2nd place out of 25 projects competing in the d10e ICO Pitch Challenge in Kyiv. The team won 33 BTC and earned more public attention, motivating them to produce more innovation and improvements. You can watch the Hacken pitch here: https://youtu.be/H5eg-9njErE.
Hacken is building a sound, regional cyber defense system, tailormade for the blockchain. The platform is set to adjust itself to the cybersecurity challenges that will undoubtedly appear within the next decade. The company will use Blockchain technology and smart contracts to store product data, conduct research audits, and issue HackenProof Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures Certificates.
The Hacken Accelerator is an initiative program started by Hacken in collaboration with 1991 Incubator. In the Accelerator, startups will be mentored by the pros of Ukrainian and global cybersecurity companies. The six-month program hopes to address the shortage of practice and piloting, as well as the sustainability of cyber startups in Ukraine.
Hacken Tokens can be used within the Hacken ecosystem to make new investments via Hacken Accelerator and orders via HackenProof Unreported Zero-Day Remuneration Platform and the Cybersecurity Analytics Center. Community members will also get rewarded in HKNs, which provides positive liquidity and low volatility.
The platform will mine a total of 20 million HKN tokens, which will be made available for sale at a price of $1.00 per HKN. Participants in the token sale can purchase them against BTC and ETH. For more details visit hacken.io.
Hacken CFO Dmytro Budorin, while commenting on the platform’s advantages, said:
“The alternative we are promoting is launching a legitimate business and halting being dependent on the Don who pays for petty dirty jobs. Boosting expertise in this area is a matter of survival for European countries.”
The Hacken Team
Bright leadership, together with strategic partnerships, will ensure the future success of Hacken. Its outstanding leadership includes:
- Dmytro Budorin (CFO and Lead Manager of Hacken) — one of the top executives within Ukraine’s military defense industry and ACCA for Deloitte for eight years and Mykyta Knysh (Community Director).
- Ambisafe — technical advisor is the technical advisor in the venture.
- Oleksii Matiiasevych — EDCC architect at Ambisafe. Matiiasevych is directly involved with White Hat Hack activities. On July 19, 2017, Oleksii discovered a critical vulnerability during the Parity Ethereum wallet Attack and together with the White Hat Group, he ended up saving $1.4 million worth of ETH from the compromised wallets.
The goal of the Hacken ecosystem is to lay down a framework for creating a stable means of income and financial incentives for its members. It is designed to stimulate the emergence of a vibrant cybersecurity industry. The Hacken team’s mission is to develop a resourceful and ethical expert community. This goal falls directly in line with their broader vision to launch a global movement that will succeed in deterring and countering international cybercrime.