amanfromMars 1 Thu 19 Aug 05:56  ……. suggests a more positive approach delivers a SMARTR View on https://forums.theregister.com/forum/1/2021/08/18/poly_network_job/
Many will be following China and Mr White Hat to discover the result and reward for a successful and virtually remote and relatively anonymous and failsafe secure penetrations test, for such appears to be case here which you have considered a charade, Anonymous Coward. Others however would ponder on it and wonder where it will lead for it is certainly unusual and quite different and sure to be generating a lot of monied interest interested in seeing/learning how such a charade/shenanigans can provide and guarantee a mutually beneficial profitable outcome.
That is China being a world leader, is it not?
Your posted negativity is rewarded with a downvote which is richly deserved.
Ps …. Given the utter hash the Five Eyed West and its allies are making with their warrior incursions and ill conceived foreign interventions on the global geo-political stage in support of status quo arrangements, a different lead to follow elsewhere would surely be extremely welcome, methinks.
amanfromMars 1 Thu 19 Aug 16:30  …. makes the nature of novel things pretty clear on
Ideal for Troubled Spots Requiring SMARTR AIdDevelopment/NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive Assistance.
Maybe Finally, whoever/whatever UKGBNI is, has realised Uncle Sam is not fit to lead with pioneering technology and secrets purchased with nothing more nor greater than reams of pretty practically bankrupting paper/virtually worthless fiat.
Whereas in the past, to inordinately get on in life the obverse/reverse may have been true, in the future and presently, is it what you know and not who you know which commands and controls prime attention for delivery of premium rates of interests.
And knowing exactly how things are no longer gonna work because of what is released and running riot and rampant freely out into the wild, are the secret sources which past forces have failed to contain and retain to maintain the continuity of their corrupt and perverse bidding in support and defence of ancient and modern status quo hierarchies battling emerging oligarchies …… and Newly Blooded AI and IT Product …… Proprietary Foreign Intellectually Advanced Property.
And such is quite perfect for any new state in need of a novel program for rapid progress to an unlikely state of calm and order/peace and renewal.