Hacken Chosen to Audit Syscoin’s Layer 2

2 min readAug 25, 2022


Blockchain technology is changing fast. Rollups are on the horizon and represent a massive leap forward in scalability and affordability, which will usher an unprecedented level of adoption. Multiple protocols are racing to ensure their platforms will be rollup ready, because failure to do so will mean failure to remain relevant. Syscoin is already ahead of the pack, as we have been working around the clock to make Syscoin Rollux the go-to rollup suite for anyone who takes security seriously, all within the complete architecture Syscoin offers from our modular Layer 1 and up. In order to help prove the security of our protocol, we are proud to announce our latest partnership with Hacken.

Hacken is a leading Web3 cybersecurity auditor who works with some of the biggest names in the industry. In addition to security auditing for smart contracts, blockchain protocols, and dapps, their services include penetration testing and running bug bounty programs. Over the course of their five-year history, they have worked with more than 1,070 clients, exchanges making up more than fifty of them, and have grown into a large team of ninety people. Syscoin represents an opportunity for Hacken to put their expertise to use testing our Layer 2 built atop our Layer 1 NEVM running parallel to our Bitcoin-backed UTXO Layer 1 chain.

Security is something that can simply not be taken for granted. It is why we chose to base Syscoin on the Bitcoin network’s gold standard and why we are excited to have Hacken help prove our vision for the way a holistic blockchain system ought to operate. We are working together to achieve our shared vision of faster, cheaper, and more secure transactions ushering in the next level of blockchain adoption.

About Hacken

Hacken is a cybersecurity auditor born in 2017 with a vision of transforming Web3 into a more ethical place. With 5+ years of experience, hundreds of blockchain partners, and thousands of secured crypto projects, Hacken protects technological businesses and crypto communities worldwide with the most competitive suite of professional cybersecurity services.

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About Syscoin

Syscoin is a decentralized and open-source project founded in 2014 whose NEVM blockchain combines the best of Bitcoin and Ethereum in a single coordinated modular platform.

Syscoin is ushering in the next step in the evolution of blockchain technology, providing Bitcoin’s proven security and Ethereum’s Turing-complete programmability elevated to true scalability via Optimistic, ZK-Rollups, Cross-chain ZK-Rollups and other Layer 2 technologies.

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