The CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) establishes cryptocurrency standards that help ensure a balance of openness & privacy, security & usability, and trust & decentralization.
The cryptocurrency space is exploding with new startups. These companies and those already established in the space are constantly seeking talent with a strong understanding of cryptocurrencies. Prior to C4 there was no way for these hiring managers and placement firms to validate Bitcoin knowledge in their candidates like they can with other knowledge such as networking, security, and accounting. C4 provides certifications so that professionals can assert their knowledge in cryptocurrencies the same way they are able to assert other skills.
C4 Code of Ethics
All cryptocurrency professionals who are certified by C4 recognize that such certification is a privilege that must be both earned and maintained. C4 certified professionals who intentionally or knowingly violate any provision of the C4 code of ethics may be subject to disciplinary action which could include revocation of certification. A complaint process exists whereby suspected breaches of the C4 code of ethics by any C4-certified professional can be submitted anonymously online.
There are only three mandatory canons in the Code. By necessity, such high-level guidance is not intended to be a substitute for the ethical judgment of the professional.
Code of Ethics Canons:
- Wherever appropriate, apply decentralization to your clients' problems
- Protect your clients, your neighbourhood, and the global neighbourhood in which we all thrive
- Be honest with yourself and with your clients
Board of Directors
The following people work to set the direction of C4 and the standards against which cryptocurrency professionals are measured:
Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas is the author of Mastering Bitcoin, CTO of Third Key Solutions and a prolific Bitcoin speaker. Andreas has briefed governmental bodies about Bitcoin and served as a champion to Bitcoin since he was introduced to the technology.
Vitalik is the inventor of the Ethereum Project, a next-generation cryptocurrency designed with advanced programmability and customization in mind. Vitalik is an editor for Bitcoin Magazine and a contributor to Bitcoin Core. He has been invited to speak internationally on topics including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and information theory.
Joshua's dedication to the legal support industry has afforded him the opportunity to spread cryptocurrency understanding to top law firms in Canada. He is also a co-founder of Coindroids, a role playing game played entirely within cryptocurrency blockchains.
Pamela is an attorney, entrepreneur, and educator. She is CEO and founder of Third Key Solutions and founder and attorney at Empowered Law PLLC. She advises numerous organizations in the Bitcoin, blockchain, and education spaces and regularly speaks at events around the world on topics including law, education, entrepreneurship.
Michael is Head of Security and Investigative Services at Ledger Labs Inc., a blockchain consulting firm operating out of Toronto, Canada. Michael is also board member of The Bitcoin Foundation where he had the opportunity to brief the Canadian Senate about the investigative impacts of Bitcoin technology. Michael has been invited to speak internationally on topics including digital forensics, information security, and Bitcoin security.
Faculty of Advisors
The following people use their industry experience and knowledge to help ensure C4 exams are accurate measures of cryptocurrency knowledge:
- Gerald Cotten, CEO of QuadrigaCX Bitcoin Exchange
- Steve Dakh, author of KryptoKit and RushWallet
- Charles Hoskinson, Director of the Bitcoin Education Project
- Richard Kiss, author of pycoin
- Jonathan Mohan, organizer of BitcoinNYC
- Piotr Piasecki, Chief Scientist at Provable Inc.
- Jamie Robinson, CEO of QuickBT
- Jason Rumney, Director, Intelletec
- Peter Todd, Bitcoin Core Developer
- Ethan Wilding, Ledger Labs