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What Is a CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA)?

What Is a CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA)? Where there are financial services, there's risk — and with the intricacies…

How is the Price of Bitcoin Determined?

How is the Price of Bitcoin Determined?  The Economic Dynamics of Bitcoin’s Supply and Demand The price of Bitcoin, like…
NFTs 101: A Beginner's Guide to Non-Fungible Tokens

NFTs 101: A Beginner's Guide to Non-Fungible Tokens

Introduction Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have taken the world by storm. These unique digital assets are revolutionizing the way we…
Secure Your Crypto: A Guide to Different Wallet Types

Secure Your Crypto: A Guide to Different Wallet Types

Introduction: Cryptocurrency wallets are essential tools for managing and using digital assets. They provide a secure way to store private…
Crypto Scams Unmasked: Protect your wallets and your wits

Crypto Scams Unmasked: Protect your wallets and your wits

Overview Cryptocurrencies offer the ability to send secure, irreversible payments to any person anywhere in the world. These borderless technologies…
Online Security Best Practices: Safeguarding Your Digital Presence

Online Security Best Practices: Safeguarding Your Digital Presence

Online security is not a luxury but an essential aspect of our digital lives. Understanding the basics of protecting our…
Safeguarding Your Crypto Legacy: Best Practices for Cryptocurrency Inheritance Planning

Safeguarding Your Crypto Legacy: Best Practices for Cryptocurrency Inheritance Planning

Why Have a Plan? Your digital assets should be treated like any other personal property when estate planning, and it…
Exchange/Custodial Wallet Pros and Cons

Exchange/Custodial Wallet Pros and Cons

Overview Cryptocurrency exchanges serve as convenient on and off ramps for users. These services allow people to trade fiat currency…
Cryptocurrency Exchange Security Basics

Cryptocurrency Exchange Security Basics

Overview Cryptocurrency exchanges are a vital part of the ecosystem, as they allow users to buy and sell various coins…
Self Custody Wallet Pros and Cons

Self Custody Wallet Pros and Cons

Overview One of the core components of blockchain technology is the concept of “private keys” which may be viewed as…
A Slice of History: Bitcoin Pizza Day

A Slice of History: Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day is an annual event celebrated by Bitcoiners on May 22nd every year. Bitcoin Pizza Day commemorates the…
What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

A Beginners Guide to Cryptocurrency Wallets Before we discuss types of wallets, it is a good idea to first have…
Hardware Wallet Pros and Cons

Hardware Wallet Pros and Cons

Overview Hardware wallets are dedicated, special purpose devices that generate and store cryptocurrency private keys. These devices are only used…
Recovery Phrases Explained

Recovery Phrases Explained

A recovery phrase (sometimes known as a seed phrase) is a series of words generated by your cryptocurrency wallet that…
What’s the Difference Between a Key and a Wallet address?

What’s the Difference Between a Key and a Wallet address?

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding the differences between cryptocurrency keys, addresses, and wallets. To provide more clarity on…
Private Keys & Key Backups: What’s the Difference?

Private Keys & Key Backups: What’s the Difference?

Private Keys and Key Backups: What’s the Difference? Private key, seed phrase, wallet, blockchain address — crypto can be confusing!…
Hardware Wallet Security Basics

Hardware Wallet Security Basics

Overview Love crypto, but worry about its security? Cryptocurrency technologies are powerful because they allow you to hold your own keys…
How a Free and Open Source Standard Could Prevent the Next FTX

How a Free and Open Source Standard Could Prevent the Next FTX

How Can Organizations Prove They Have the Crypto They Claim to Have? The CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) is a free and open…
What is the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS)?

What is the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS)?

The CryptoCurrency Security Standard, or CCSS, is a range of requirements curated by C4’s CCSS Steering Committee for all information systems that make…
What Is Asymmetric Cryptography? And How Is it Used in Bitcoin?

What Is Asymmetric Cryptography? And How Is it Used in Bitcoin?

You probably use cryptography multiple times a day. It is used frequently, from websites to your smartphone, and serves an…
Study With C4. Earn Your CBP.

Study With C4. Earn Your CBP.

C4 is excited to announce the addition of the Certified Bitcoin Professional Prep Course to the Thinkific platform. While the course is…
Career Possibilities for the Non-Technical Crypto Enthusiast

Career Possibilities for the Non-Technical Crypto Enthusiast

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have impacted almost every industry, and as it continues to become more known and used, opportunities…
Bitcoin for Finance Professionals: How to Become a Certified Pro

Bitcoin for Finance Professionals: How to Become a Certified Pro

Florida International University’s (FIU) Chapman Graduate School of Business now collaborates with the Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium (known as C4) to…
The Bare Bones of Bitcoin

The Bare Bones of Bitcoin

Curious about the benefits of Bitcoin’s open blockchain? Read on! The word “Bitcoin” is being used by more than just…
What Is a Cryptocurrency Wallet? And What Kind Should You Get?

What Is a Cryptocurrency Wallet? And What Kind Should You Get?

What Is a Cryptocurrency Wallet? And What Kind Should You Get? If you want to begin holding cryptocurrency, one of…
Gas in Ethereum: It’s Not What It Used To Be!

Gas in Ethereum: It’s Not What It Used To Be!

Gas in Ethereum: It’s Not What It Used To Be! The EIP-1559 Update Before we get into EIP-1559, it’s important…
CBP Is Not Just For Men

CBP Is Not Just For Men

CBP Is Not Just For Men Gone are the days when Bitcoin solely belonged to the sphere of long-haired technophiles.…
We're excited to announce the Certified Ethereum Professional Exam!

We're excited to announce the Certified Ethereum Professional Exam!

Earn your Certified Ethereum Professional Designation Today! We’re excited to announce the launch of our Certified Ethereum Professional (CEP) exam!…
Meet BTC2019 Teacher Stefan Beyer, PhD

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Stefan Beyer, PhD

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average…
Meet BTC2019 Teacher Rodney MacInnes

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Rodney MacInnes

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average…
Meet BTC2019 Teacher Taylor Monahan

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Taylor Monahan

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average…
Learn the Difference Between Private and Open Blockchains at BTC2019

Learn the Difference Between Private and Open Blockchains at BTC2019

Open blockchains are revolutionizing multiple industries as our variety of teachers for BTC2019 will demonstrate in August. Bitcoin was just…
Meet BTC2019 Teacher Hannah Rosenberg

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Hannah Rosenberg

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average…
Beyond Tech: Grow Your Tribe at BTC2019

Beyond Tech: Grow Your Tribe at BTC2019

We’ve talked a lot about the unparalleled educational value you’re getting as an attendee of Blockchain Training Conference 2019. Our…
Why Personal Growth Through Certification Is Important

Why Personal Growth Through Certification Is Important

Continuing your career competency through personal development can set you up for much more than just a great job. Albert…
Meet BTC2019 Teacher Stephanie Murphy, PhD

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Stephanie Murphy, PhD

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average…
4 Reasons to Earn Your Blockchain Certification at BTC2019

4 Reasons to Earn Your Blockchain Certification at BTC2019

There are experts & then there are those with the certification to prove it. Certifications communicate to your employer that…
Didn’t score tickets for Burning Man 2019? Join us for Learning Man in Denver August 28th-30th!

Didn’t score tickets for Burning Man 2019? Join us for Learning Man in Denver August 28th-30th!

Can’t make it to the playa this year? Burn down ignorance with us at BTC2019!! Did you miss out on…
How to Pitch Your Boss to Send You to Blockchain Training Conference 2019

How to Pitch Your Boss to Send You to Blockchain Training Conference 2019

We’ve got the tips you need to talk to your manager today. Want to attend BTC2019 and have your company…
Blockchain Training Conference to Offer 3 Tracks at Upcoming Denver Event

Blockchain Training Conference to Offer 3 Tracks at Upcoming Denver Event

**No matter your blockchain and cryptocurrency proficiency, BTC2019 has a track for you. ** This year, we are proud to…
Apply to Teach at Blockchain Training Conference 2019!

Apply to Teach at Blockchain Training Conference 2019!

Are you passionate about sharing your blockchain and cryptocurrency knowledge with others? Apply today! C4 is actively seeking teachers to…
BTC2019 Limited Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now

BTC2019 Limited Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now

BTC2019 tickets are now on sale for the limited Early Bird price of $699 through May 29th. C4 is proud…

CCSS Level 1 Training Course now available!