The Korean Edition of the “Blockchain Dark Forest Selfguard Handbook” is Officially Released

4 min readMay 20, 2024


The “Blockchain Dark Forest Selfguard Handbook” (referred to as the “Dark Handbook”), authored by SlowMist founder Cos, was first published in 2022. Upon its release, it garnered significant attention and strong reactions. The launch of the Korean edition marks a new milestone.

The “Blockchain Dark Forest Selfguard Handbook” aims to be a survival guide for everyone navigating the blockchain’s dark forest. It provides detailed analysis and practical solutions to various security issues within the blockchain space. If you hold or are interested in holding cryptocurrency, this manual is a must-read and should be practiced with care.

The Korean edition maintains the essence and appeal of the original while rigorously addressing every technical term. Special thanks to Korean translators ChainWith Sharon and Jeongmin for their meticulous work!

In addition to the new Korean release, the Chinese, Japanese, and English versions (V1.2) have also been updated to include new sections on “Tools,” “Official Websites,” and “Contributors.”

The “Tools” section introduces a useful mindset: the firewall mindset. For example, if your wallet prompts you to sign a transaction, a single click on “confirm” can send the signature, potentially compromising security. A better practice involves at least two clicks, adding an extra layer of security. Enhanced wallet signature confirmation pop-ups provide the first layer of security by identifying phishing websites, risky wallet addresses, and high-risk signatures. A hardware wallet offers the second layer of security. Additionally, browser wallet security extensions like Scam Sniffer, Wallet Guard, and Pocket Universe can further strengthen your firewall. Always remember, if there are no risk alerts for your actions, you must stay vigilant and recognize potential risks yourself — you are your own ultimate firewall. Adopting the firewall mindset minimally impacts efficiency but significantly boosts security.

The Dark Handbook is more than just a manual; we are collaborating with more top-tier Web3 partners to elevate security awareness in the industry. We invite blockchain pioneers to join us in building a secure ecosystem. We also extend our gratitude to all readers, experts, and translation and proofreading partners who have supported the “Blockchain Dark Forest Selfguard Handbook.”


After reading the Dark Handbook, practice and become proficient in its teachings. If you discover new insights or experiences, we hope you’ll share them. If you find your insights sensitive, you can anonymize them.

We also thank every participant for their unconditional contributions, which keep us motivated. The Dark Handbook will continue to be updated, with more versions (such as Arabic) to be released soon.

After reading, if you have any thoughts or proposals, please contact us. We are always willing to push the blockchain ecosystem towards a safer world.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you once again :)

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Complete Versions:

- Korean

- Chinese

- English

About SlowMist

At SlowMist, we pride ourselves on being a frontrunner in blockchain security, dedicating years to mastering threat intelligence. Our expertise is grounded in providing comprehensive security audits and advanced anti-money laundering tracking to a diverse clientele. We’ve established a robust network for threat intelligence collaboration, positioning ourselves as a key player in the global blockchain security landscape. We offer tailor-made security solutions that span from identifying threats to implementing effective defense mechanisms. This holistic approach has garnered the trust of numerous leading and recognized projects worldwide, including names like Huobi, OKX, Binance, imToken,, Amber Group, Klaytn, EOS, 1inch, PancakeSwap, TUSD, Alpaca Finance, MultiChain, and Cheers UP. Our mission is to ensure the blockchain ecosystem is not only innovative but also secure and reliable.

We offers a variety of services that include but are not limited to security audits, threat intelligence, defense deployment, security consultants, and other security-related services. We also offer AML (Anti-money laundering) solutions, Vulpush (Vulnerability monitoring) , SlowMist Hacked (Crypto hack archives), FireWall.x (Smart contract firewall) , Safe Staking and other SaaS products. We have partnerships with domestic and international firms such as Akamai, BitDefender, FireEye, RC², TianJi Partners, IPIP, etc.

By delivering a comprehensive security solution customized to individual projects, we can identify risks and prevent them from occurring. Our team was able to find and publish several high-risk blockchain security flaws. By doing so, we wish to help spread awareness and raise the security standards in the blockchain ecosystem.

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SlowMist is a Blockchain security firm established in 2018, providing services such as security audits, security consultants, red teaming, and more.