EOS.io, the company responsible for developing the fourth largest cryptocurrency - EOS, this year distributed awards for five critical vulnerabilities found.
On January 10, EOS.io awarded $ 40,750 to five “white” burglars, and the next day another researcher received a reward of $ 10,000. Five of these bonuses are equivalent to $ 10,000 each, which is the maximum possible payment reserved by the company only for the most critical vulnerabilities.
The company behind Tron cryptocurrency also awarded four awards in January — one of them for the most critical level of error — spending a total of $ 22,700.
Vulnerabilities have also been discovered in other cryptographic companies this year. Namely, two awards were awarded to Cobinhood and one to Coinbase for errors found at levels with low vulnerability.
All vulnerability reports that were awarded the reward mentioned in this article are not disclosed, and information about the discovered vulnerabilities are not publicly available.
EOS kept its price stable per day at the time of printing, losing only about half a percent of its value in the last 24 hours and bargaining at $ 2.40.
As the Cointelegraph reported last December, researchers were awarded $ 878,000 in 2018, and EOS.io is reportedly responsible for 60 percent of all awards for the entire year.
China recently published its latest government-sponsored major cryptocurrency rating. In this report, EOS retained its first place, while Bitcoin (BTC) took 15th place.