FumbleChain Is a Blockchain Game Created To Be Flawed to Act as an Educational Security Tool


FumbleChain has a neat idea: it is a consciously broken blockchain that was created only to help developers to create better blockchains. The project was created by Kudelski and first presented last week during the Black Hat infosec event.

Nils Amiet, one of the main brains behind the project, has affirmed that the project will work as something called “capture the flag”. You get several technical challenges to solve and share your answer. The first person to complete them gets a flag.

This kind of gamified challenge is excellent to motivate people to solve problems and learning, meaning that FumbleChain is, at its core, an educational initiative, more than anything.

Trail of Bits’ CEO Dan Guido, well-known for participating in auditing blockchains, has affirmed that this initiative is FumbleChain is basically the wargame of blockchain development. These “wargames” are used in many industries and serve as competitions to showcase skills and learn. Until now, the blockchain industry never had something similar, but this new initiative changes that.

The idea for the project was originally created after Kudelski completed several audits and its developers had the idea of creating something that would emulate these real challenges, but as a game.

According to the creators, FumbleChain will have several problems common to cryptos and players will have to solve wallet address mismatches, DDoS attacks, spam attacks, issues with input validation and several other vulnerabilities if they want their precious digital flags to win the game.

Not only the project will have the base blockchain, but also a web wallet that will be browser-based. The idea is to keep supporting the project in order to keep the community interested and improve the quality of the services offered in the industry.

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