About Mitchell Amador

This is the newsletter of Mitchell Amador (@MitchellAmador on X), Founder of Immunefi, directed toward helping other Founders and onchain security practitioners shape the onchain frontier. Subscribe to be notified when new posts or maxims are ready. I publish on a monthly cadence, and optimize for high signal.

A Short Bio

If you need my bio, here’s a short bio in the third person:

Mitchell Amador (@MitchellAmador) is a onchain thinker, angel investor, and blockchain security founder.

He is the founder and CEO of Immunefi, the leading bug bounty and security services platform of the onchain economy, having directly prevented over $25 billion in hacks and thefts to date. Through Immunefi’s leading role in the onchain security, Mitchell has contributed to the security of major protocols like MakerDAO, Optimism, Filecoin, Stacks, Layer Zero, Chainlink, ZkSync, Arbitrum, Lido, Thorchain, Polygon, Decentraland, and countless others.

As Founder of Immunefi, Mitchell led or participated in dozens of onchain war rooms that saved billions from theft and negotiated the return of millions in stolen funds from international blackhat hackers. He developed the Scaling Bug Bounty Standard, played the leading role in driving adoption of bug bounty programs as a new security standard across the onchain economy, ultimately leading to creation of the most lucrative bug bounty programs available today, the biggest bug bounty payouts in online history. He also supported creation of the Safe Harbor framework as part of SEAL.

Beyond blockchain security, Mitchell is also a Founder of Instituto New Economy, Portugal’s leading blockchain think tank and association. Through the policies and labors of the Institute, Portugal has become a major hub in the onchain economy, and Europe’s leading onchain innovator. Instituto New Economy is the creator of Europe’s leading regulatory event, the Reg3 conference.

Mitchell is an angel investor, preferring and advising projects working on the onchain frontier, and is a contributor in several DAOs.

You can get in touch by emailing me at mitchell@immunefi.com, or via X DM at twitter.com/MitchellAmador.

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Reflections from the onchain frontier. Blockchain security often, history occasionally, signal always. Publishing monthly.