What is Polyswarm?
PolySwarm in 60 Seconds:
Polyswarm is a decentralized threat
intelligence market made possible by
Ethereum smart contracts and blockchain
Polyswarm incentivizes rapid innovation in the $8.5B/yr
anti-virus and automated cyber threat intelligence space1
with precise economic incentives that reward timely and accurate
threat intelligence concerning the malintent of files, network
traffic and URLs.
PolySwarm defines a real-time threat detection ecosystem
involving enterprises, consumers, vendors and geographicallydiverse
security experts. Experts develop and hone competing
“micro-engines” that autonomously investigate the latest
threats, attempting to outperform their competition.
PolySwarm’s “Proof of Work” is threat detection accuracy: the market rewards
experts who are best able to defend enterprises and end users.
Relative to today’s ad hoc market, PolySwarm will lower the
barrier to entry, provide broader coverage options, discourage
duplicative effort and ensure interoperability among products and
threat intelligence feeds.
Economically, PolySwarm functions as a skill-required twist on a
prediction market2 with thousands of micro-engines (“workers”)
investigating the latest in malware evolution at machine speed –
no human in the loop.