Our Team

C4 Team Members

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Adrian Tano

Creative Services Manager

Adrian Tano is the Creative Services Manager at C4. He has worked as a Motion Designer/Video Editor for Andreas M. Antonopoulos. He is fascinated with crypto and has enjoyed learning about it since 2018.
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Alejandro Gonzalez

IT

Alejandro is in charge of technical support (IT) at C4. He has worked on the development of web projects with companies all over the world. He became passionate about cryptocurrencies because of the freedom they bring, and every day he gets deeper into the ecosystem.
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Dustin Lau

Education Manager

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Erica Carlson

Operations Manager

Erica is the Operations Manager at C4. She previously worked as Director of Operations at aantonop Operations LLC, during which time she worked in conjunction with C4 to organize and run the Bitcoin Training Conference (BTC) 2019.
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Jessica Levesque

Executive Director

Jessica Levesque is the Executive Director at C4. She has worked in the bitcoin, open blockchains, and web3 space since 2017. She previously held positions as the CEO for Andreas M. Antonopoulos, VP of Education for Empowered Law, and as an Associate Dean with the City Colleges of Chicago.
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Miss Incrypto

Community Manager

Miss is the Community Manager at C4. She started her journey into cryptocurrency in August of 2021 and quickly fell down the rabbit hole. After a decade in traditional finance, Miss was eager to learn more about all things defi. She is passionate about educating and empowering others as they begin their own journeys.

The Board of Directors

The following people work to set the direction of C4 and the standards against which cryptocurrency professionals are measured.

 
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Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Educator

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote, and historical precedent effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology out of the abstract and into the real world.
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Joshua McDougall

President, Slow Ninja

Researcher and Educator. Currently building games in the Cosmos for the sentient.
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Michael Perklin

Chairman of the Board, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

Michael Perklin is an information security professional who has been working with bitcoin, blockchains, and decentralized systems since 2010. He has provided numerous contributions to the industry including founding the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), securing the launch of Ethereum's ICO, providing expert witness testimony to put cybercriminals behind bars, and drafting the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS). Michael has served on the boards of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada and The Bitcoin Foundation, and was the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift for five years before helping them decentralize into a DAO in 2021. Michael currently spends his time contributing to various decentralized projects as a security advisor and angel investor.
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Pamela Morgan

Educator. Entrepreneur. Attorney. Author. Public Speaker.

Pamela Morgan is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and attorney who has been working exclusively with bitcoin & open blockchains since early 2014. Morgan is a widely respected authority on multi-signature governance and legal innovation in digital currencies. Her book, Cryptoasset Inheritance Planning: A Simple Guide for Owners, provides a clear blueprint to inheritance planning for those holding cryptocurrency, tokens, crypto-collectibles, and other cryptoassets.

CBP Committee

The Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) Committee sets the overall direction for the CEP exam and accompanying study materials. Committee members meet regularly to maintain the knowledge base repository (standard), and manage the CBP examination, study guide, course, and other CBP materials.
 
 
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Anita Posch

Bitcoin educator, author, podcaster and executive director of Bitcoin for Fairness

"Anita Posch is a Bitcoin advocate, educator, podcaster, author and the executive director of Bitcoin for Fairness an educational non-profit organization, which is fostering grassroots adoption of Bitcoin in emerging countries. Anita’s goal is to bring Bitcoin to billions through her work. Her book (L)earn Bitcoin - Become Financially Sovereign is a comprehensive and easy to read Bitcoin guide. It’s available in English, German and soon in Portuguese and Italian. On her podcast ""The Anita Posch Show"" she has been interviewing more than one-hundred Bitcoin specialists, developers, company founders, thinkers, researchers - in short: the people who are building Bitcoin - to document what Bitcoin is and to give her listeners the opportunity to learn from the best. Anita Posch is writing for Bitcoin Magazine, was interviewed on What Bitcoin Did, CoinDesk, Usecripto / Brazil, and BR/ARD German TV amongst others."
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Dawdu Mahama-Amantanah

Bitcoin Enthusiast, Podcaster and Educator

Dawdu M. Amantanah, an alumnus of Southern New Hampshire University School of Business, has a diverse background in the cryptocurrency industry. With experience in institutions like J.P. Morgan Chase, Bitcoin Magazine, Coin Ledger, State Street Bank, and Satoshi, Dawdu has transitioned from being a former gold bug to an avid Bitcoiner. His portfolio boasts an impressive collection of educational videos, articles and books on Bitcoin. Fueling his passion for content writing and podcasting, Dawdu is dedicated to providing engaging and informative content to the crypto community.
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Hunter Albright

Founder - Work The Edge

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Rodney MacInnes

COO & AML Compliance Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc.

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S. Dirk Anderson

Founder & Chief Strategist at Imagine Crypto, LLC

Dirk has worked with information security, privacy, and cryptography for a couple of decades so it was just natural that he would wind up in the world of crypto currencies and blockchains. Previously Chief Information Officer at SALT Blockchain, Dirk is currently Founder & Chief Strategist at Imagine Crypto, LLC Before SALT he spent a decade or so helping to build Coalfire, now the largest global dedicated cybersecurity consultancy where he held positions as the VP of Enterprise Risk & Compliance, VP of Threat Intelligence, and Regional VP of Professional Services for the Central US. Prior to all that he was a founder and Principle Analyst at Leviathan Security, served as the Chief Security Architect for ConQwest (now Towerwall), and as the Senior Manager of Global Security Architecture at Global Crossing, Ltd. His experience extends through a variety of industry verticals including retail, banking, telecommunications, investment, energy, higher education, government organizations, and third-party service providers such as hosting and cloud services. Dirk also teaches and speaks globally on the topics he’s passionate about contributing to the Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) training course on Udemy and Thinkific, teaching multiple session at the Blockchain Training Conference, and the Rocky Mountain Internet Security Conference, as well as sitting on panels at events including the London Blockchain Summit and Belgrade Venture Forum. He is also a contributing author to publications from the original SANS Incident Handling Step-by-Step guide to Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade. At C4 he serves on both the CBP and CCSSA committees.

CEP Committee

The Certified Ethereum Professional (CEP) Committee sets the overall direction for the CEP exam and accompanying study materials. Committee members meet regularly to maintain the knowledge base repository (standard), and manage the CEP examination, study guide, course, and other CEP materials.
 
 
 
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Dustin Lau

Ethereum education ecosystem development

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Joshua McDougall

President, Slow Ninja

Researcher and Educator. Currently building games in the Cosmos for the sentient.
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Kent Barton

Former Tokenomics Workstream Leader at ShapeShift DAO, Founder of Ethereum Denver and ETHDENVER steward.

Kent loves Ethereum. He firmly believes that distributed computing will make the world a freer, more peaceful, more prosperous, and more just place to live. Currently leading the Tokenomics Workstream at ShapeShift DAO, Kent formerly served as ShapeShift's Head of Research & Development. A longtime advocate for grassroots community building and open-source knowledge-sharing, he's also the founder of Ethereum Denver and an ETHDENVER steward.
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Shayan Eskandari

PhD Candidate & Blockchain Security Engineer

Shayan previously worked as a Senior Security Auditor for ConsenSys Diligence where he assisted with leading DeFi projects. He is also a former senior blockchain engineer at Bitaccess, responsible for building enterprise-level Bitcoin wallet infrastructure. Shayan is a doctoral candidate in Information Systems Engineering at Concordia University and has published several peer-reviewed papers on blockchain technology.
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Sonal Patel

Head of Operations

I lead operations and strategy for the Research & Development Unit at ConsenSys Mesh. I specifically focus on leading my team to rapidly research and prototype applications of the Baseline Protocol, while driving forward enterprise adoption. I serve as Co-Chair for Ethereum Training Quality Workgroup within the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to help form standards around high quality web3 educational resources. I have a background in big data cloud, and AI.

CCSS Committee

The CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) Committee sets the overall direction for the CCSS standard and CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) exam. Committee members meet regularly to maintain the knowledge base repository (standard), and manage the CCCSSA examination and other CCSS and CCSSA materials.
 
 
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Jameson Lopp

Founder and CTO - Casa

Jameson has been building multisig Bitcoin wallets since 2015. He is the founder and CTO of Casa and also founded Mensa's Bitcoin Special Interest Group, the Triangle Bitcoin & Business meetup, and several open source Bitcoin projects. He enjoys researching various aspects of the ecosystem and giving presentations about what he has learned the hard way while trying to write robust software that can withstand both adversaries and unsophisticated users.
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Joshua McDougall

President, Slow Ninja

Researcher and Educator. Currently building games in the Cosmos for the sentient.
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Marc Krisjanous

Senior Security Consultant at Confide

Marc has over 18 years’ experience in the IT security sector in a variety of roles including IT Security Architect, IT Service Manager and as the Security Operations Centre Manager for a critical New Zealand infrastructure entity. As a Senior Security Consultant at Confide, Marc is involved with many of our large customers that have complex payment environments. Marc is a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for PCI DSS, he holds CISSP and ISO27001 Lead Auditor certifications, and has a number of blockchain and cryptocurrency based certifications. As well as being a certified CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA).
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Michael Perklin

Chairman of the Board, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

Michael Perklin is an information security professional who has been working with bitcoin, blockchains, and decentralized systems since 2010. He has provided numerous contributions to the industry including founding the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), securing the launch of Ethereum's ICO, providing expert witness testimony to put cybercriminals behind bars, and drafting the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS). Michael has served on the boards of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada and The Bitcoin Foundation, and was the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift for five years before helping them decentralize into a DAO in 2021. Michael currently spends his time contributing to various decentralized projects as a security advisor and angel investor.
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Noah Buxton

Partner at The Network Firm

Noah has more than 15 years of audit, legal, IT and regulatory compliance experience and has served crypto clients since 2016. Noah is Co-Founder & CEO of The Network Firm, the only 100% digital assets-focused CPA firm in the US. While Noah advises blockchain and virtual currency clients on myriad industry-specific issues, his expertise lies in IT & Security matters as well as financial assurance and reporting for Exchanges, Stablecoins, and Token Issuers.
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Petri Basson

Founder - HASH consulting, CCSS Committee Chair

Petri has a background in finance and IT. He holds qualifications as a Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) as well as Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) and Accredited Director (Acc. Dir). He helped to set up KPMG in the Cayman Islands' Digital Asset practice and has experience working with a wide range of clients in the digital asset space.
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Ron Stoner

Head of Security at CASA

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S. Dirk Anderson

Founder & Chief Strategist at Imagine Crypto, LLC

Dirk has worked with information security, privacy, and cryptography for a couple of decades so it was just natural that he would wind up in the world of crypto currencies and blockchains. Previously Chief Information Officer at SALT Blockchain, Dirk is currently Founder & Chief Strategist at Imagine Crypto, LLC Before SALT he spent a decade or so helping to build Coalfire, now the largest global dedicated cybersecurity consultancy where he held positions as the VP of Enterprise Risk & Compliance, VP of Threat Intelligence, and Regional VP of Professional Services for the Central US. Prior to all that he was a founder and Principle Analyst at Leviathan Security, served as the Chief Security Architect for ConQwest (now Towerwall), and as the Senior Manager of Global Security Architecture at Global Crossing, Ltd. His experience extends through a variety of industry verticals including retail, banking, telecommunications, investment, energy, higher education, government organizations, and third-party service providers such as hosting and cloud services. Dirk also teaches and speaks globally on the topics he’s passionate about contributing to the Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) training course on Udemy and Thinkific, teaching multiple session at the Blockchain Training Conference, and the Rocky Mountain Internet Security Conference, as well as sitting on panels at events including the London Blockchain Summit and Belgrade Venture Forum. He is also a contributing author to publications from the original SANS Incident Handling Step-by-Step guide to Security 2020: Reduce Security Risks This Decade. At C4 he serves on both the CBP and CCSSA committees.
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Yevheniia Broshevan

Co-Founder, Hacken

Yevheniia Broshevan, co-founder & CBDO of Hacken, has been in crypto since 2014. She has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Information System Security. As a decisive leader in charge of business development, she's played a pivotal role in Hacken's success as a trusted blockchain security auditor with membership in top industry organizations and over 1,200 clients. Yevheniia also serves as the CEO of HackenProof, a Web3 bug bounty platform uniting 20k+ ethical hackers.

CCE Committee

The Cryptocurrency Essentials (CCE) committee exists to educate entry-level cryptocurrency users on safe and secure usage of digital assets. Committee members meet regularly to develop content focused on empowering newcomers to the space with how to navigate the cryptocurrency ecosystem securely, through education and awareness.
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David Schwed

COO at Halborn

David is Chief Operating Officer at Halborn is an elite blockchain cybersecurity firm. Prior to joining Halborn, he was the Global Head of Digital Assets Custody at BNY Mellon, the world's biggest custodian bank, where he integrated the IT strategy for the company's digital asset services. David was also CISO for Galaxy Digital, a digital assets and blockchain merchant bank. He led vision, strategy, and execution for information security while establishing IT infrastructure. As a risk committee advisor, he assessed emerging threats in the financial services industry and their influence on corporate operations. He founded the Cybersecurity Master's Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School of Science and Health, where he is a practitioner-in-residence. David served as an expert witness in a criminal case in the field of computer forensics and several civil matters as a cybersecurity expert.
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Hadi Kabalan

CCE Committee Member

Hadi has helped build blockchain-based businesses and platforms in a regulated environment since 2016 and for publicly listed companies since 2019. He is an advisor on crypto operations and treasury controls for institutional clients. Prior to diving into the blockchain industry, he was a professional investor for close to 20 years including at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Bessemer Trust and Blakeney Management. Hadi is a CFA Charterholder and holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from City University Business School, London in the UK, and a Certificate in Fintech Future Commerce from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA.
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Josh McIntyre

Software Engineer

Josh is a software engineer and tech educator with a passion for learning and teaching others.
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Marc Krisjanous

Senior Security Consultant

I have been in the information security sector for over 15 years and have had various roles from security analyst to SOC manager. I am currently a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) with over 6 years’ experience assessing a variety of merchants, service providers and other organizations around securing their payment technology. These organizations range from small businesses, through to large retailers, as well as multi-national organizations and some of New Zealand’s major trading banks. I am excitedly waiting for the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) Auditors certification to come online so I can start helping to secure the many and various organizations providing cryptocurrency products and services.
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Head of Quality Assurance at Edge & Volunteer at C4

RJ is the Head QA of Edge, a non-custodial crypto wallet company, with a mission to empower users worldwide to interact with the crypto economy by making self-custody intuitive and accessible. At C4 he is helping to create better standards in education for crypto.
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Taher Borsad

Platform Solutions

Taher enables FinTech through Platform Solutions. He specializes in Digital Assets, Crypto Custody & Tokenisation products. He is an avid Learner; believes in growing knowledge by sharing it.

Past Advisors

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Andrew Warshaver

Smart contract developer and cryptocurrency arbitrageur

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Charles Hoskinson

Director of the
Bitcoin Education Project

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Dr. Stefan Beyer

CEO of Cryptonics and Lead Auditor of Solidified

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Ethan Wilding

Ledger Labs

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Hannah Oreskovich

Director of Event Operations at Serotonin and a member of BanklessDAO, ETHDenver's Board of Stewards, Meta Gamma Delta DAO, Poolsuite, SporkDAO, and SheFi Cohort 5.

Hannah has worked with clients across the Web3 industry as a strategic marketing and operations professional since 2017, first dipping her toes in the cryptosphere as a freelance journalist writing for VICE News about blockchain technology in its early days. She currently serves as the Director of Event Operations at Serotonin and is a member of BanklessDAO, ETHDenver's Board of Stewards, Meta Gamma Delta DAO, Poolsuite, SporkDAO, and SheFi Cohort 5. She previously helped develop the educational materials for C4's Certified Bitcoin Professional, and is proud to be on C4's CEP committee. Along with being published by VICE News, she has been interviewed by publications and podcasts globally including ABC News, Denver7, and others.
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Jamie Robinson

CEO of QuickBT

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Janine Römer

Investigative journalist, privacy researcher, and public speaker.

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Jason Rumney

Director, Intelletec

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Joe Ventura

CIO of AlphaPoint

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Jonathan Mohan

Organizer of BitcoinNYC

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Manan Vora

Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Operations at Liminal

Manan Vora, SVP Operations and Strategy, CA, LLB, and a Certified Bitcoin Professional, dabbling with digital assets since 2015. - One of the earliest team members at ZebPay, one of India's largest crypto exchange working closely with founders on audit and proof of reserve. - Designed the wallet architecture and the optimal fund flow for various crypto-native companies with a focus on CCSS compliance. - Over 10 years of professional experience of setting up processes and managing risk while working with companies like PwC, Genpact and silicon valley tech startups like Livongo.
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Michelle Demarest-Stephenson

Entrepreneur and Founder of Quarry Dynamics Inc.

Michelle is a seasoned professional in the technology sector, having worked in the industry for over 20 years. During that time, she established her own consultancy company in both the US and Canada, and has had the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies and central banks to launch and operate IT solutions around the world. Her background in cybersecurity led her to the world of cryptocurrencies a few years ago, where she teamed up with some of her colleagues to start a cryptocurrency mining company based in Toronto, Canada. Since then, Michelle has become focused on education in the blockchain industry, believing that this is key to wider adoption of the technology. A lifelong learner, Michelle has received certifications in cryptocurrency from MIT, C4's Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Project Management (PMP), Six Sigma, and is also a Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP).
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Mike Belshe

CEO of BitGo

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at BitGo
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Peter Todd

Bitcoin Core Developer

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Piotr Piasecki

Chief Scientist at Provable Inc.

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Richard Kiss

Author of pycoin

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Steve Dakh

Author of KryptoKit and RushWallet

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Vitalik Buterin

Creator of Ethereum

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.