Fueled by Nectar

The PolySwarm market runs on Nectar, a token that will make it easy to submit and classify potential threats on the PolySwarm market. Nectar replaces traditional lump anti-virus and threat scanning subscription payments that are inefficiently distributed to a single vendor that doesn’t cover your variety of threats well.

Threat protection redefined.

The PolySwarm ecosystem incentivizes what matters most: quality output of malintent detection. It rewards honest market participation through collection and distribution of fees to value-adding, active security experts.

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Option 1:

Bounties

Analyze the Bounty. Submit your Assertion and a bid. Get rewarded for accurate assertions in proportion to your bid.

Option 2:

Offers

An Ambassador or Enterprise directly engages you. As long as you participate, you are rewarded.

Option 1:

Bounties

Crowdsource the triage process for your customer’s artifact. Distill expert feedback into a verdict.

Option 2:

Offers

Directly engage known security experts. Exercise high-throughput Channels for investigating many artifacts.

Option 1:

USE AN AMBASSADOR

Identify a reputable Ambassador using PolySwarm’s blockchain-based record of past performance.

Option 2:

“Swarm It” YOURSELF

“Swarm”: your artifact in 1 of 2 ways: Bounties (think “Wild West Wanted” poster) and Offers (invite select experts to participate).

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Option 1

Choose a reputable Ambassador

Identify a good Ambassador using PoySwarm's public, blockchain-based record of their past performance.

Simply choose a reputable Ambassador and pay their subscription fee. That’s it. You’ll now be protected by security experts worldwide.

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Option 2

Do it yourself

There are 2 ways to submit a suspicious Artifact:
Bounties and Offers.

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Submit a Bounty

Bounties represent a public, smart (as in contract) commitment to pay for information leading to the quarantine or exoneration of Artifacts, similar to a Wild West style “Wanted” poster.
  1. Pay a small listing fee (in Nectar) to place a Bounty.
  2. Upload the Artifact in question along with a reward of Nectar and a deadline.
  3. Experts weigh in on whether they think the Artifact is malicious.

Submit a Offer

If you want more rapid transactions and want to limit the exposure of the Artifact in question and/or prefer to work only with specific Experts, you can submit Direct Offers.
  1. Issue a direct Offer along with the Artifact to selected Experts.
  2. Each Expert decides whether to accept the direct Offer based on their confidence in rendering an accurate Assertion.
  3. Experts who accept will submit their Assertion.
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Recruit Enterprises

Ambassadors provide a link between Enterprises and PolySwarm.

Continue collecting subscription fees on the frontend while transparently enhancing your offering by plugging into PolySwarm on the backend.

Click on BOUNTY or OFFER to continue

Submit a Bounty

Bounties represent a public, smart (as in contract) commitment to pay for information leading to the quarantine or exoneration of Artifacts, similar to a Wild West style “Wanted” poster.

  1. Pay a small listing fee (in Nectar)
    to place a Bounty.
  2. Upload the Artifact in question along with a reward of Nectar and a deadline.
  3. Experts weigh in on whether they think the Artifact is malicious.
  4. Taking the Experts’ assertions into account, you deliver a Verdict.

Submit a Offer

Offers enable rapid (and, optionally, confidential) triage of suspect artifacts with designated Experts via Raiden-style Channels. Offers are an alternative to Bounties, providing increased speed and throughput at increased Nectar and startup costs.

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Put your knowledge to work

Get rewarded for accurate and timely threat detection.

Hunt alongside and compete with a global cadre of security experts.
  1. Create one or more Workers—modules that have codified expertise on detecting a specific type of threat in a specific type of Artifact and encapsulate your expertise.
  2. Wire the Worker up to PolySwarm by describing what types of Artifacts the Worker handles.
  3. Accept and respond to Offers and Bounties, respectively.

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Respond to Bounties

  1. Find a Bounty that suits your expertise and meets your financial interests.
  2. Analyze the Bounty Artifact in question and author an Assertion stating whether it’s Malicious or Benign.
  3. Submit the Assertion + Assertion Fee + Assertion Bid; the latter is reflective of your Assertion confidence.
  4. Based on your Assertion and the Assertions of other PolySwarm experts, the party that placed the Bounty will arrive at a Verdict.
  5. After the Assertion Window closes, Arbiters determine the Ground Truth of the Artifact. This ground truth is fed into the Bounty smart contract, causing the contract to release "escrow of Assertion Bids" from incorrect asserters to correct asserters, in proportion to their bid amounts.
  6. With Ground Truth ingested and Bids distributed, the Bounty contract Self Destructs.

Accept Offers

  1. Enterprises and Ambassadors can choose to work with specific Experts by opening an offer channel. If you receive an Offer you can decide whether or not to participate at the amount of Nectar offered.
  2. Ambassadors rapidly reward experts in a low-friction manner using Raiden-style Channels.

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