Chelsea Manning, a former US army soldier, has just joined open-source, decentralized, permissionless and incentivized system Nym to audit the security of its code, according to the press release shared with iHodl.
Per the document, the audit will be completed before the project's network hits mainnet, which is expected to happen later this year.
Among other things, Manning will audit the security and privacy of Nym's code in search of flaws.
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Manning is well aware of the importance of security and privacy, as she was imprisoned in the United States for almost seven years for leaking documentation from military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Chelsea Manning's audit will not only focus on cryptography and cryptographic bugs, but she will also check traffic analysis, which is the backbone of communications intelligence. She said:
"As methods for network traffic analysis have dramatically improved in the last decade, I have frequently called for research (since 2016) into alternative methods to Tor that avoid exposing the data within the network to such analysis. Nym is one such viable alternative worthy of research, and developmental implementation."