PolySwarm

Start
Feb 20, 2018
End
Mar 22, 2018
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PolySwarm is the first decentralized marketplace where security experts build anti-malware engines that compete to protect you. Think Bitcoin, but instead of mining, a global community of anti-malware experts converge and work together to best detect today’s threats. In doing so, PolySwarm incentivizes rapid innovation in the $8.5B/yr cyber threat intelligence space with precise economic instruments that reward a global community of security experts for timely and accurate malware identification.

Today’s anti -virus and cyber security market is dominated by single-vendor offerings which often miss emerging threats. PolySwarm brings enterprises, consumers, vendors and geographically-diverse security experts together into a single marketplace for more complete threat detection. Experts craft and maintain competing software “micro-engines” that quickly identify the latest threats, attempting to outperform their competition. PolySwarm’s “Proof of Work” is threat detection accuracy: the market rewards experts who are best able to defend enterprises and end users.

PolySwarm creates value by re-imagining the threat intelligence market. PolySwarm unlocks potential in dormant information security expertise by creating rewards for crowdsourced and collaborative malware detection. PolySwarm incentivizes specialized knowledge and mandates interoperability, allowing enterprises and end users alike to obtain more complete threat coverage.

Headlines frequently call attention to shortcomings in today’s Antivirus and intrusion prevention / detection products. We believe these shortcomings are caused by today’s market incentives. PolySwarm is a carefully designed replacement for this market that will continue to push threat detection forward.

Project Team
Steve Bassi
CEO
Paul Makowski
CTO
Nick Davis
COO
Ben Schmidt
Director of Product Security
Max Koo
Senior Developer
Adrian Escude
CMO
Bill Fehr
VP of Growth & Partnership
Evelyn Hytopoulos
Chief Economist & Data Scientist
Jessica Thiefels
Community Manager
Advisors
Mark Tonnesen
Former CIO, MCAFEE
Dan Guido
Co-Founder & CEO, Trail of Bits
Chris Eagle
Author, IDA Pro Book Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School
Dr. Sergey Bratus
Research Associate Professor, Dartmouth College
Carl Hoffman
Founder & CEO, Basis Technology
Token distribution

70% ICO
15% Enterprises, Vendors and Security Experts  
15% Swarm Technologies


Tokens exchange

1 ETH = 31,337 NCT


Expect to raise

$50,000,000 USD


Bonuses

20%, 10%, 5%


Differences from competitors

"Today’s anti -virus and cyber security market is dominated by single-vendor offerings which often miss emerging threats. PolySwarm brings enterprises, consumers, vendors and geographically-diverse security experts together into a single marketplace for more complete threat detection. Experts craft and maintain competing software “micro-engines” that quickly identify the latest threats, attempting to outperform their competition. PolySwarm unlocks potential in dormant information security expertise by creating rewards for crowdsourced and collaborative malware detection. PolySwarm incentivizes specialized knowledge and mandates interoperability, allowing enterprises and end users alike to obtain more complete threat coverage."