The Hydra Framework for Principled, Automated Bug Bounties

Phil Daian, Florian Tramèr, Lorenz Breidenbach, and Ari Juels

IEEE Security & Privacy, 2019.


We present the Hydra Framework, a new principled approach to modeling and detecting security-critical bugs. By fusing a variant of classical N-version (redundant) programming with automated bug-bounty payouts, the Hydra framework is particularly appealing as a way to provide economically rigorous and cost-effective bounty protections for smart contracts.

  author   =   {Daian, Phil and Tram{\`e}r, Florian and Breidenbach, Lorenz and Juels, Ari},
  title   =   {The Hydra Framework for Principled, Automated Bug Bounties},
  journal   =   {IEEE Security \& Privacy},
  year   =   {2019}