How it works
Wardens protect the web3 ecosystem from threats by auditing code.
Judges decide the severity, validity, and quality of findings and rate the performance of wardens.
Sponsors create prize pools to attract wardens to audit their projects.
Scouts focus on scoping and pre-audit intel.
Lookouts review and organize submissions to Code4rena’s audits.
This is the standard competitive audit format on Code4rena where everyone is invited to participate and all information is open and public.
This type of audit is restricted to Wardens who have met the conditions of the Code4rena Certified Contributor program, which includes a Non-Disclosure Agreement. With customizations available for your privacy needs, Code4rena can offer you an audit that is as stealthy as you’d like.
Sponsors get the opportunity to work with top Wardens from the Code4rena community in a format that best suits their needs. When an Invitational audit is announced, a limited number of the highest-ranking Wardens who RSVP within a 48-hour window can participate in the audit.
Once new code is ready for review after a Code4rena audit, the highest-performing Wardens who found the initial vulnerabilities are invited to participate in a Mitigation review. Insertions, deletions and changes are considered in scope, with these Wardens doing another pass to confirm these amendments and suitable and/or find any newly introduced vulnerabilities.
Bot Races make AI and automated tools part of the competitive audit. Bots are registered and used to submit findings that can be automatically detected in a project's code, with the winning report serving as a resource for all auditors and forming the basis for known issues for the audit.
Code4rena Test Coverage empowers projects to meet all of their priorities without compromise, by providing projects with surge capacity for their engineering teams pre-launch. Ship quality code that has been thoroughly tested by our community of security-minded experts, at an accelerated rate.