Denver, CO – Brokerage firm eToro recently found that 58% of U.S. adults have heard of Bitcoin and 16% have already heard of Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, likely in some part due to the United States Congress’ recent hearings on Facebook’s latest tech. But currently, there are very few ways to corroborate an individual’s blockchain and cryptocurrency proficiencies, especially in the area of security. Since the cryptocurrency industry has had its share of hackers and bad actors, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency non-profit certification organization, has created the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor (CCSSA) designation. The certification verifies an individual’s understanding of the security standards that help secure all information systems that make use of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Individuals can earn the CCSSA after taking C4’s exam, and this August 28-30 in Denver, CO, C4 is hosting a special bootcamp at the Blockchain Training Conference (BTC2019) to prepare individuals to take the test and earn certification. 

Says CCSSA Bootcamp teacher Ron Stoner, who helped architect the CCSSA test after 7+ years in the cryptocurrency space and 15+ years in Information Security, “I'm really looking forward to teaching and preparing this generation of auditors for the next evolution in cryptocurrency security and compliance. When it comes to protecting your medical history, you have HIPAA. When you want to do credit card processing, you look for PCI-DSS. When it comes to cryptocurrency, what is there? The CCSS and its certified Auditors will help usher in a new era of blockchain and cryptocurrency security, and I look forward to being a part of it with you!”

The six-hour CCSSA workshop at Blockchain Training Conference will train individuals with hands-on workshops, group learning activities, and master classes in preparation to take the exam. Focused on security, the bootcamp will empower individuals to:

  • Authenticate blockchain and cryptocurrency security knowledge;

  • Be competitive for jobs in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries as a certified Auditor;

  • Network with other conference attendees to continue personal and professional growth.

As major companies like Facebook continue to announce their utilization of blockchain technology, security will continue to be crucial to any company’s cryptocurrency development. In order to attend the CCSSA workshop at Blockchain Training Conference, individuals must purchase an add-on in addition to the regular attendee ticket, however the cost of the CCSSA examination is included in the price of the bootcamp. Some prerequisite knowledge is required. 

More About Blockchain Training Conference 2019

BTC2019 will take place in Denver, CO August 28-30 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Aurora Conference Center. The 3-day conference features 3 tracks: basic, professional, and developer. All attendees will be eligible to obtain their Certified Bitcoin Professional designation, and the exam fee is included in the ticket price. For an additional fee, the CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditor bootcamp will be available to those interested. Learn more and get tickets here. Use CoinTelegraph’s discount code CTReader for $100 off your Scholar ticket at checkout.


Hannah Oreskovich