I have been doing bug bounties since September 2013(Asana was the first), participated and qualified in almost all bug bounties at least once. My bucket list had Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Dropbox, Github and 100+ such sites (including couple of YC Startups ) but Google VRP was tough nut to crack. I always wanted to start my bug bounty story with Google, but failed in past with few duplicates.
I was watching 2016 Google I/O, Firebase was the main focus. I had reported couple of security issues when they were quite young. Got a mini box full of stickers, bands and hot souces for my contribution.
So when I saw Firebase got a new site that too on a *google.com(https://firebase.google.com/), it all came back to me.
The minimum bounty on Google main domain(*.google.com) is $500, more than that you’ll get your name in prestigious Google Hall of Fame.