The Offshift 0x41414141 CTF In Review

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Offshift is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of cryptocurrency’s first “Capture the Flag” Event.

The event saw attendance from more than 500 teams, including many of the hacking community’s finest, all of whom competed to solve more than twenty challenges across six categories for prize money totalling over $6,000 USD — not including a generous swag giveaway.

After a full week of competition, the final results stand as follows:

First Place: bootplug — approx. $4,000*

Second Place: Super Gueser — $1,150

Third Place: Bruh — $1,150

Fourth to Tenth Place — Fresh swag giveaway, courtesy of loldefi!

*bootplug received $2,500 for its first place finish, and received an additional 1 ETH for solving a secret challenge.

A user going by the name Ironstone won the write-up competition for his work on the challenges “Eazy RSA” and “Factorize,” and was awarded $200 denominated in XFT.

For the technically inclined, Ironstone’s write-ups are available below:

Eazy RSA Write-up
Factorize Write-up

The CTF event served as an excellent learning experience for beginners and experienced hackers alike, who all benefited from newfound exposure to Solidity and blockchain applications.

To that end, we received overwhelming positive feedback from participants:

“Fun CTF. Learnt a lot about blockchain and Solidity :)”

- NikNitro

“For the three I managed to complete, I enjoyed it. Blockchain was new to me, so looking forward to getting more next year. Good CTF”

— kartibok

In addition to receiving an impressive event rating of 20.41/25, The Offshift team also benefited from the event, receiving critical feedback on the security and usability of our proprietary Shifting mechanism.

With the event now behind us, we thank all of the teams that came out to compete and contribute, and extend a special thanks to the Xatha CTF Hacking team for organizing and managing the event.

As a blockchain project developing a powerful privacy solution, Offshift remains committed to contributing to the hacking and cryptography communities that conceived the blockchain space, and to sponsoring events going forward.

About Offshift

Offshift is leading private decentralized finance (PriFi) with the world’s first Private Derivatives Platform. It leverages zero-knowledge (zk) proofs and sources reliable, real-time price feeds from Chainlink’s decentralized oracle network to enable users to mint zkAssets, an unprecedented line of fully private synthetics. Offshift’s mostly anonymous team has developed a trusted reputation for their thorough privacy research, development and execution.

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