What is the CCSS? 

CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) is a security standard that helps secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies. By standardizing the security techniques and methodologies used by cryptocurrency systems around the globe, end-users will be able to easily make educated decisions about which products and services to use and with which companies they wish to align.

CCSS is a standard for securing cryptocurrency systems

A draft of the standard has been published to GitHub in order to gather wider feedback from the cryptocurrency security industry. The published standard uses Jekyll which makes it easy for the data to evolve separately from the presentation of the standard.

Who manages the CCSS?

The standard is maintained by the CCSS Steering Committee. The committee's mission is to ensure the standard continues to remain up-to-date with industry best practices and remain neutral. Current CCSS Steering Committee members are (in alphabetical order): Dirk Anderson, Petri Basson, Mike Belshe, Stefan Beyer, Jameson Lopp, Joshua McDougall, Michael Perklin, Ron Stoner, and Joe Ventura.

The Original CCSS Steering Committee was staffed by the following individuals:

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author of “Mastering Bitcoin”, CTO of Third Key Solutions

Mike Belshe

CEO of BitGo

Glen Bruce


EJ Hilbert


Eric Lombrozo

CEO of Ciphrex

Joshua McDougall


Michael Perklin

C4 President
CISO of ShapeShift

Joe Ventura

CIO of AlphaPoint

Micah Winkelspecht

CEO of Gem

If you would like to make a donation to C4 to help support the CCSS initiative, you may send bitcoins to: 3NE4uoPiUrRycqUGeRqmswHbXFnikKpXnT

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