On March 14th, 2020, we made the first commit to the Meta Labs repository.

One year and one month later, we’ve processed nearly $6M for over 3,500 communities. We’ve grown the team to nine people, gone from being a side project to a venture-backed startup, and written hundreds of thousands of lines of code. There’s no doubt about it: it’s been a crazy year.

As of April 14th, 2021 at 4pm EST, Meta Labs is becoming Hyper. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Member portals (foobar.metalabs.gg) will automatically redirect to foobar.hyper.co.
  • The API (api.metalabs.io) will automatically redirect to api.hyper.co.
  • The…


Kali Linux is an extremely useful tool for penetration testing. Used by cybersecurity experts around the globe, it is an essential piece of equipment with unique capabilities. Unfortunately, though, it is quite heavy-duty. If you don’t have much space on your personal computer, it can be a pain to keep it installed locally. In this article, I will show you how to create a custom Kali Linux Google Compute Engine instance, accessible through SSH.

Before you begin, make sure you have to have a Google Cloud project to which you would like to import the instance. You should also have…

Ben Botvinick

Cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, web development, iOS development

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