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IEEE 2140.1-2020

IEEE Standard for General Requirements for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Self-discipline and professional ethics of cryptocurrency exchange platforms, as well as relevance between them and to cryptocurrency wallets are covered in this standard. Exchange business logic, operational procedures, user authentication programs are also covered in this standard. In addition, a small but necessary technical category of requirements, including terminologies, basic architectural framework, key indicators, end-user interface specifications, in order to achieve the previously mentioned goals is covered in this standard.

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CTS/BSC - Blockchain Standards Committee
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Working Group Details

IEEE Consumer Technology Society
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Sponsor Committee
CTS/BSC - Blockchain Standards Committee
Working Group
CEWG - Cryptocurrency Exchange Working Group
IEEE Program Manager
Jiajia Liu
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Working Group Chair
Daozhuang Lin

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IEEE Standard for Security Management for Customer Cryptographic Assets on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In this standard requirements are defined for multiple aspects of security management for customer cryptographic assets on cryptocurrency exchanges, such as user identification using multi-factor authentication, prioritized protection of customer assets under unforeseen circumstances, and professional ethics of operation for cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

Learn More About 2140.2-2021


IEEE Standard for Distributed/Decentralized Exchange Framework using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT )

This standard defines an extension framework based on IEEE Std 2140.1-2020. The extension framework uses a Smart Contract mechanism to process transactions on an exchange, to replace the role of exchange operators. This standard also defines a series of extensible interfaces for the exchange scenario, enabling support of third-party financial derivatives using tokens.

Learn More About 2140.4-2023


IEEE Standard for a Custodian Framework of Cryptocurrency

A framework of a custodian service for cryptocurrency and token assets is defined in this standard. Custodian reference technical architecture, business logic description, custodian service business models, digital asset evaluation criteria, operational procedure models, and regulatory requirement support models are included in this framework.

Learn More About 2140.5-2020

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