Although blockchain technology provides many advantages in nearly every industry, one of the most attractive aspects of cryptocurrencies, and the number one reason for their popularity thus far, is still their performance as a store of value and a speculative asset. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ether and others have created many millionaires and given healthy returns to many average citizens. One of the reasons people look at cryptocurrencies as an alternative store of value and investment vehicle is because of their low entry barrier. Users can invest in cryptocurrencies for as low as $10 and they can do so without any previous experience or special knowledge by simply accessing a cryptocurrency exchange via a computer or smartphone. However, and as we’ve seen with cases like Bitfinex and Mt. Gox, the centralized model behind cryptocurrency exchanges has made them an easy and attractive target for cyber criminals. Not only are these exchanges targets for outside attackers, they a
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