C4 Announces CCSS Steering Committee: Invites Community Input

C4 Announces CCSS Steering Committee: Invites Community Input

On Friday, March 13, the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) announced that Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Mike Belshe of BitGo, Eric Lombrozo of Ciphrex, Joshua McDougall and Michael Perklin of C4, Sean Neville of Circle and John Velissarios of Armory Enterprise have agreed to form the steering committee for C4's CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS). The mission of the steering committee is to "ensure the CCSS remains up-to-date, neutral and relevant in establishing security standards in the fast changing world of cryptocurrencies." John Velissarios, co-founder and CISO of Armory,....


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Alistair Cotton, Senior analyst with Currencies Direct