The Team

C4 Team Members

Erica Carlson

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.

Lisa Gutierrez

Lisa Gutierrez is the Community Manager at C4. She has worked as an educator in the public sector for 15 years. She began her journey into crypto in 2020 and hasn't looked back since!

Miss Incrypto

Miss is the Development 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.

Jessica Levesque

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.

Adrian Tano

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.

The 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 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.

Joshua McDougall

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

Pamela Morgan

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.

Michael Perklin

Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the Chairman of the Board of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over a decade of experience in performing digital forensic examinations, cyber investigations, and incident response post-mortems. Michael helped co-author the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) and his work has secured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. Michael is a regular speaker in the blockchain conference circuit, and enjoys finding new ways to break things.

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.

Janine Römer

Investigative journalist, privacy researcher, and public speaker.

S. Dirk Anderson

CIO at SALT Blockchain Inc.

Rodney MacInnes

COO & AML Compliance Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc.

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.

Kent Barton

Founder of Ethereum Denver and an ETHDENVER steward.

Shayan Eskandari

PhD Candidate & Blockchain Security Engineer

Joshua McDougall

President, Slow Ninja

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.

Sonal Patel

Head of Operations

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.

S. Dirk Anderson

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. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at SALT Blockchain the pioneer of crypto-backed lending. 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.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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.

Petri Basson

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.

Noah Buxton

Noah has more than 15 years of audit, legal, IT and regulatory compliance experience and has served crypto clients since 2016. Noah leads Armanino's Blockchain & Digital Assets practice. 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, Token Issuers, broker-dealers, and blockchain and cryptocurrency startups.

Jameson Lopp

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.

Joshua McDougall

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

Michael Perklin

Michael is the Chief Information Security Officer of ShapeShift.com, the leading non-custodial platform for managing digital assets. Michael also serves as the Chairman of the Board of C4, having co-founded the non-profit organization in 2014. Michael is an information security expert with over a decade of experience in performing digital forensic examinations, cyber investigations, and incident response post-mortems. Michael helped co-author the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) and his work has secured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoin, ether, and other cryptocurrencies. Michael is a regular speaker in the blockchain conference circuit, and enjoys finding new ways to break things.

Ron Stoner

Faculty of Advisors

The following people use their industry experience and knowledge to help ensure C4 exams are accurate measures of cryptocurrency knowledge:

Past Advisors

Mike Belshe

CEO of BitGo

Dr. Stefan Beyer

CEO of Cryptonics and Lead Auditor of Solidified

Vitalik Buterin

Creator of Ethereum

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

Sponsors

Past Sponsors