CryptoCurrency Security Standard (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.

The latest version of the CCSS standard is available on our GitHub page at

If you'd like your information system to be reviewed for compliance with the CCSS, please contact C4 to begin the process by sending an email to

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.

The CCSS Steering Committee is staffed by the following individuals:
  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Author of "Mastering Bitcoin", CTO of Third Key Solutions
  • Mike Belshe, CEO of BitGo
  • Glen Bruce, Deloitte
  • EJ Hilbert, PwC
  • Eric Lombrozo, CEO of Ciphrex
  • Joshua McDougall, C4
  • Michael Perklin, Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift, C4
  • 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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