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Gladius: Blockchain-based DDoS Protection


In the crypto market, there have been a few famous instances of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks causing issues with currencies. Perhaps the most notorious was the saga of Bitcoin Gold, the much maligned hard fork of Bitcoin. The launch had to be delayed because of a DDoS, and a second attack then almost threw a spanner in the new launch date’s work as well.

Gladius, then, may well be of specific use to its own market as well as the broader digital sphere. It is a decentralized monitoring system, keeping an eye on attacks and bandwidth usage and providing protection from a range of attacks – not just DDoS. You can also use the platform to rent any spare bandwidth on your machine, thereby earning Gladius (GLA) tokens. The company state:

DDoS attacks are becoming an increasing reality of operating a business with an online presence. These attacks can cost an incredible amount of money, not just in lost uptime, but also a loss in consumer trust and crisis PR.

Gladius is the decentralized solution to protect against DDoS attacks by allowing you to connect to protection pools near you to provide better protection and accelerate your content. With an easy to use interface as well as powerful insight tools, Gladius enables anyone to protect and accelerate their website.


The ICO was a successful one; Gladius raised just shy of $15 million in a short space of time, exceeding its goal by over 10%. Now, the young team, headed by Max Niebylski, Alex Godwin and Marcelo McAndrew will start to implement their roadmap. Regular updates are being posted on Medium, and via their Twitter, as you can see below: