n March 2018 there were more than 1,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation, with a total value of over $400 billion – up from $19 billion just a year earlier. While the underlying blockchain technology of the cryptocurrency is in most cases natively secure, with this rapidly growing adoption it is important to examine where the cryptocurrency is vulnerable and how the various players of the ecosystem can secure their investments.
This paper will help participants in that cycle to understand these vulnerabilities and improve security, including:
Issuers of the ICO hosting sites where investors send their currency.
Operators of cryptocurrency exchanges that often hold and trade millions of dollars of assets.
Owners of cryptocurrency who must choose an exchange, and then protect their cryptocurrency wallets.