Andreas Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan Join C4’s Board of Directors

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Andreas Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan Join C4’s Board of Directors

The CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) has added two high-profile names to its Board of Directors: Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan.

Antonopoulos’ role will be to assist in both the Certified Bitcoin Expert (CBX) and the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) projects. The popular speaker and author of Bitcoin’s definitive book, Mastering Bitcoin, will work to ensure that C4’s more technical projects achieve their requisite levels of quality.

“C4 fosters the cryptocurrency community’s effort to develop standards, through an open, transparent and participatory organization,” says Antonopoulos. “These standards provide a benchmark by which organizations and individuals can demonstrate their professionalism. I have contributed to and implemented these standards myself and I am delighted to join the board of C4 to further advance these efforts.”

Pamela Morgan, legal expert and co-founder with Antonopoulos at Third Key Solutions, has joined C4 as its director of education.

“C4 has proven itself to be a community-centric nonprofit that actually gets things done,” says Morgan. “Though it’s a young organization, C4 has already established two professional certification standards, the CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) and CBX, and one organizational security standard, CCSS (which is still open for community comment). I’m thrilled to join the C4 board and use my experience in higher education and training to curate and build educational tools to support these standards.”

“As C4’s initiatives continue to grow and mature, our committees and board need to grow as well,” Michael Perklin, CEO of C4, told Bitcoin Magazine. “C4’s certifications and standards depend on the collaborative efforts of our industry’s best and brightest professionals. I look forward to working alongside Andreas and Pamela to further C4’s core mission.”

C4 has also added Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht to the CCSS Steering Committee, following a recent pull request led by Gem’s Senior Software Engineer, Matt Smith. The enhancements and feedback provided by Gem include definitions and clarifications of many technical terms used throughout the standard.

“We’ve watched several blockchain companies suffer from large-scale security compromises in the past few years, which erodes consumer confidence in the technology as a whole.” says Winkelspecht. “By sharing security best practices and building a common security standard we can help the entire blockchain ecosystem by giving companies a clear roadmap for success, and ultimately boost consumer confidence in the technology.”

Rounding out the new additions to the C4 team is Ethan Wilding who will be chairing the CBP Exam Committee.

The CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium is a non-profit organization that provides certifications to professionals who perform cryptocurrency-related services. In awarding certificates to Bitcoin professionals and businesses, the Consortium ensures that recipients have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in various disciplines ranging from basic cryptography to low-level cryptocurrency development.

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Bitcoin Now Accepted at Established Cloud Hosting Company Cloudways For All Web Hosting Services

Bitcoin Press Release: Cloudways, a leading managed cloud hosting platform established in 2012, is pleased to announce it is now accepting the P2P currency Bitcoin for all customer transactions. Web apps and stores hosted on Cloudways load on average 100% faster due to special optimizations, utilizing the latest in server load balancing technology.

Based on the open source peer to peer internet protocol, Bitcoin has gradually become the most preferred alternate currency in the world. The integration of Bitcoin payment gateway further demonstrates Cloudways’ innovative approach and love for their customers: giving users the payment flexibility they desire. Cloudways now supports MasterCard, PayPal, VISA, and American Express along with the newest addition of Bitcoin for all managed cloud hosting products.

“Cloudways have always believed in innovation and bringing the best to the cloud hosting community. We are proud to introduce Bitcoin as one of our payment options,” Pere Hospital, Co-Founder of Cloudways said. “We, here at Cloudways, always strive on being the people’s favorite and it is hard to deny the popularity that Bitcoin, a ‘free and open’ currency model, has been able to garner so far. This is what makes this integration a perfect fit for Cloudways and Bitcoin.”

Cloudways always ensures that its platform is secure and up to date with the latest OS patches thanks to the auto-update feature of the state-of-the-art cloud console. The console also enables the users to access over 15+ performance-related metrics with a single click. Cloudways’ console has an integrated monitoring mechanism system which generates pictorial reports for the metrics that help users determine how well their web applications are performing.

Web apps and stores hosted on Cloudways load 100% faster because of the special optimization formula that utilizes the powers of Varnish, Memcached, Apache and Nginx.

After the introduction of Bitcoin, Cloudways continues to show its commitment to serve the needs of its customers and embrace emerging technologies.

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