The first decentralized antivirus marketplace.


The Problem

billion industry (yearly)
$8 Billion Industry
Cost Cost

3 trillion-dollar in costs*

Cost Limited Coverage

70% of threats go undetected***

Cost Shortage and cost of IT Experts

3.5 Million cyber security expert’s jobs unfulfilled by 2021****

Cost Slow to react

Time to resolve attacks has risen 33%**

Cost Duplicative Coverage

Overlaps with competitors ”one size fits all” products for end consumers and enterprises

Cost Growing Problem

Cybercrime costs expected to double from 2015 to 2021 from 3 to 6 trillion dollars*

*Cybersecurity Ventures
**Ponemon Institute
***Merrill Lynch
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Think Bitcoin, but instead of mining, a global community of anti-malware experts compete to best detect today’s threats.

PolySwarm incentivizes rapid innovation in the $8.5B/year cyber threat intelligence space with precise economic incentives that reward a global community of security experts for timely and accurate malware identification.

Broader coverage, higher accuracy
Custom Tailored

How We Compare

Antivirus* PolySwarm VirusTotal
Decentralized No Yes No
Crowdsourced No Yes Limited
Cost Per Artifact Medium Low High
Threat Coverage Limited Broad Limited
Output Capacity High High Medium
Real Time Analysis Low Low No
Speed to React Slow Fast N/A
Interoperable No Yes N/A
*Traditional signature-based antivirus.

All Star Team

The PolySwarm team is a group of respected security experts with decades of experience in the industry, working with cutting-edge blockchain-based identity management project for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), several projects on behalf of DARPA and Fortune 100 companies.

Steve Bassi
CEO, Developer, Founder

Founder of Narf Industries with clients ranging from DARPA to Fortune 500.

Paul Makowski
CTO, Developer, Co-Founder

Expert on vulnerability research and cryptography with extensive blockchain experience.

Ben Schmidt
CSO, Developer, Co-Founder

Ben has uncovered hundreds of vulnerabilities in widely-used products.

Nick Davis
COO, Developer, Co-Founder

Substantial experience leading enterprise teams in real-world, large-scale digital forensics.

Max Koo
Senior Backend Developer, Co-Founder

Experience in secure software engineering, vulnerability analysis, digital forensics, and reverse engineering.

Adrian Escude

Expert in marketing, digital analytics and product management for Fortune 100 companies.

Bill Fehr
VP of Growth & Partnership

A business development and marketing expert, practiced at selling technical services.

Evelyn Hytopoulos
Chief Economist and Data Scientist

Expert in economics, big data, and advanced analytics with international, cross-industry experience.

Jessica Thiefels
VP of Community Management

You can find her work on more than 500 websites worldwide including Virgin, Forbes and Business Insider.

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What are People Saying About PolySwarm?

“I’m thrilled to be working with PolySwarm because they’re uniquely addressing an important issue in cyber security”

Mark Tonesen
Former CIO, McAfee

"PolySwarm is one of the most interesting ICOs to me personally. I'm excited to help PolySwarm build and secure tomorrow's threat intelligence market."

Dan Guido
CEO of Trail of Bits

Token Sale Proceed Allocation

We envision that ETH derived from the sale of PolySwarm’s Nectar utility tokens (“NCT”) will be allocated in the following manner.

Protocol and Software Development
Office Expenses
Operational Overhead

Token Sale Details

20 February, 2018 19:00 UTC
22 March 2018 19:00 UTC
Hard Cap
$50,000,000 USD worth of NCT. Total quantity of NCT based on ETH/NCT exchange rate. ETH value to be fixed at start of sale.
Minimum Contribution
$100 USD worth of ETH
Exchange Rate
1 ETH = 31,337 NCT
Payment Method
Prohibited Participants
All US Citizens and US Residents and others as described in the Token Sale Agreement.