VC firm Paradigm has hired crypto white-hat hacker samczsun

Reputed white hat crypto hacker 'samczsun' is joining investment firm Paradigm Fund as a research partner, according to an announcement posted to Twitter on Friday. 

The pseudonymous hacker is well-known in the crypto community for discovering bugs in the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape.


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In 2019, samczsun uncovered significant security vulnerabilities in the 0x v2 Exchange and the Livepeer protocol. More recently, samczsun took charge of an operation to protect nearly $10 million worth of ether (ETH) tied up in a risky Ethereum smart contract.

According to a blog post, samczsun's responsibilities at Paradigm will include helping to evaluate the security of potential portfolio companies and assisting current ones.

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