BitMart, a premier global digital asset trading platform, recently listed Hacken Token (HAI), a protocol layer blockchain built to support consumer digital assets, specifically branded currencies. This is inclusive of assets such as loyalty and rewards points, and notably, the growing asset category of branded stablecoins. Considered the second generation of stablecoins, a Branded Stablecoin enhances the relationship that exists between the brand and consumer.
On Aug 6, 2020, to better help BitMart users know more about Hacken and its team, we held a Telegram AMA with the topic of "Hacken: Meet DeFi Cyberguard Hacken. Is it time to get $HAI". We are pleased to have Dyma Budorin, CEO at Hacken Group, to join the AMA and share valuable insights with our community members.
If you miss the AMA live, check our AMA recap below for more details
[ABOUT THE GUEST SPEAKER]
My name is Dyma Budorin, and I am CEO and co-founder of Hacken Group. I was building a successful career at Deloitte for 8 years before I fell in love with the crypto industry back in 2017. I am passionate about cybersecurity, audits and have zero tolerance to frauds and scams.
Hacken is a leading cybersecurity group working on corporate, individual, and crypto exchanges’ cybersecurity. Established in 2017, Hacken has since become the global security partner of companies such as Vechain, Oneledger, AirAsia and many more. Today Hacken Group consist of 4 projects:
Hacken.io - B2B cybersecurity consulting company with an essential focus on blockchain and crypto exchanges security
ER.live - cryptocurrency exchanges ranking and CERtification platform
Hackenproof.com - Crowdsource security bug bounty platform with 3,000 white hat hackers working on it
Hacken.ai - Your personal cyberguard, individual cybersecurity application
Q1. Hacken.io CER.live hackenproof.com and Hacken.ai sounds like a big group. What project drives your business forward today?
I think it is CER.live. In July we started tight cooperation with Coingecko. Our automated assessment of crypto exchanges security is now one of the value factors of their TrustScore. This has turned lots of attention to us. Almost all top exchanges have requested us how they can improve their score. We have been very busy recently.
Q2. What do you think will happen with the crypto exchanges market in future? What will be the Hacken role?
We are still at a very early stage of crypto market development. We still have lots of unethical actors who are fooling inexperienced crypto enthusiasts. Today the majority of exchanges are not transparent with their users and this has to change. Hacken is continuously working to educate and provide unbiased information on which it is safe to trade. By saying that I want to assure Bitmart users that we have made our research and are very happy to start tight cooperation with Bitmart. Great team, transparent and accountable business processes and amazing products.
Q3. How HAI investors benefit from growing Hacken power? What are your plans for B2B expansion?
Every day I am asking my team what we are doing to grow the value of HAI investors. We are continuously working on our strategic and operational plan for HAI development. Besides the big mission to clean the crypto market from unethical exchanges, CER.live has allowed us to establish connections with most of the top exchanges. Today we have 20+ free listing proposals and it is us who decide where to list HAI token. We have already agreed our listing plan for 2020. It is very important to follow the step by step approach if you have a long term project and you are targeting top 100 market cap. There is no sense to start with top exchanges and then lose interest in the community.
Q4. HackenProof has more than 3,000 registered white hat hackers. Sounds a bit scary. What problems can you solve with such a community?
I would say 3,000 the best white hat hackers. We are very proud to work alongside such talented people around the globe. Definitely, the key is the network effect. We can basically solve any cybersecurity problem and efficiently find solutions.
Q5. Let’s speak about HackenAI. In the cryptocurrency world, the damage caused by hackers is often irreversible. As an all-round personal network security application, how does Hacken protect digital users from hacker attacks?
At HAckenAI we are focused on solving most important aspects of individual cybersecurity:
- We are helping users to manage their credentials safely. 70% of the hacks are happening because the users are using the same password at multiple accounts. If you do so, than you are at risk
- We are monitoring the darknet for breached accounts and immediately notify our users if their credentials are known to black hat hackers
- We are continually educating our users through gamified interactive CyberBootCamp. Download the app now and start improving your security in a fun way, trust me it will not be boring
Q6. HackenAI's token economic system can directly drive the growth of HAI's demand, so how does Hacken achieve HackenAI's user growth = HAI token value growth?
In 2019 we have redesigned our tokenomics so as to create dependency on user number growth. HackenAI was released a few months ago and we were testing various marketing channels for user acquisition. I can share that the crypto project Brave browser is one of the best marketing channels. We have calculated that on average 1 new user builds up a value to HAI of 40USD equivalent. It is very important for project sustainability to increase this number and at the same decrease user acquisition cost before massive marketing campaigns. We are working on it with inspiration
Q7. CyberBootCamp, Password Manager, DatkNet monitoring, and Digital Wallet are the four-star products of HackenAI. What are HackenAI development plans?
As of today, HackenAI is already to use the product and we are very proud of this. In the next 6 months, our primary focus is to deliver desktop version and integration with few advanced cybersecurity vendors for VPN, anti-phishing, and malware scanners. In 6 months you will be very surprised with HackenAI version 2.
Q8. How can crypto enthusiasts cooperate with Hacken? What is Hacken Club? How do you plan to expand the community?
Community is key to any project! We have quite a few community members who became our business development partners. Cybersecurity is a hot topic and lots of companies need it. We have introduced the Hacken Club membership model so that our most active community members can earn up to 25% of the clients they introduced to us. So if you take the average check for B2B cybersecurity customers of 30k USD, you can easily calculate how much they earn. Everyone is very welcome to start working with us in this direction.
In addition, of course, Hacken club is a group of knowledgable cybersecurity individuals
You can always ask a cybersecurity-related question and you will receive prompt answer/advice. We also invite bright cybersecurity and crypto industry leaders for a fireside chat. We also invite bright cybersecurity and crypto industry leaders for a fireside chat. Less words more action. Please feel free to join
Q9. Any plans for Hacken integration to the DeFi ecosystem? What do you think about the future of DeFi?
I see lots of potential in DeFi. Every time there is a financial crisis, some new technology arises. That's how Bitcoin was born in 2008. Something similar we will see in next couple of years. It will be very important to protect people from scam DeFi projects. And this will be one of our main tasks.
As for the HAI participation in DeFi. Who knows, maybe our timer at Hacken.io is somehow related.
Q10. How do you Hacken in 1-3-5 years? Can you share insights about HAI token development?
Hacken today is a market leader in blockchain security and in the traditional software development business in our region. We have built sustainable business model and keep creating new products. Our investors are such reputable companies as Vechain & Fenbushi. Next 1-3-5 will be only better:
- Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are secured with HackenAI
- Hacken is an Alibaba for cybersecurity startups and enhanced protection devices
- HAI investors are rich and cybersecured
Question from a Community Member
Q1. What industry do you see hacken impacted the most outside of cryptocurrency?
Fintech. The amount of apps that work with individual finances grows very fast. These are our clients. Ecommers as well of course
Question from a Community Member
Q2. Hi, dimi! At launch I saw the word DeFi cyberguard. and I know that you will focus on the DeFi security area soon. I was wondering, are there any DeFi platforms that you talked about in the background or consulted? Are there potential partners? Do hacken and hai have an impact that can add value to the token? Thank you for the answers.
We have experience both with Compound and Balancer platforms. TBH the level of complexity and responsibility for an auditor in DeFi projects is way more than for smart contracts.I here will be lots of cases of people losing money. Please be sure that the DeFi project you are investing did pass not only a smart contract audit but also financial sustainability assessment. This is smth new that nobody in crypto has faced yet. As for HAI. You have 20 days more to buy HAI. That’s what our website says
Question from a Community Member
Q3. Could you share with me your story about hacked in the past and what did you learn lesson from that?
Once I was approached by a phisher and shared information I shouldn’t share. That was a very big lesson learned. His intimidation was physically painful. I would rather break a finger than to get in a similar situation again. So very short advice to share: never never never speak with strangers on the internet, that you cannot identify and locate. TABU. That was one of the reasons why HackenAI first build up module is educational cyberbootcamp. If it will protect at least one person from being intimidated on the internet, then it was worth spending all those thousands of hours to create it.
4. Question from a Community Member
Q4. Just today, ETC suffered 51% hack again, what's your say on this? Does it validate the need for HackenAI more?
With DeFi governance tokens pooling I expect these things to escalate. We will see lots of hacking fun soon
Question from a Community Member
Q5. How can we trust Hacken AI Cybersecurity Tools & Services like Password Manager? If any Hacker Unfortunately Hack the server of Hacken AI, Can he be able to get user's passwords? Which security measurements are used by Hacken AI in it's Platform for making it Strongest & unhackable ever??
We don’t have any centralized datasets with users information. On top of it we don't ensure every user backup is encrypted with the seed phrase that is known only to a user. This already caused issues, when our users lost access to their phones and didn’t save the seed phrase. We were not able to restore their funds due to our security policies
- Official Website: https://hacken.io/ | https://hacken.ai/ | https://cer.live | https://hackenproof.com
- Whitepaper: https://hacken.ai/content/hackenai_whitepaper_v1.0.pdf
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