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Python Script for Rating Crypto Exchanges for Security
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I listened with intent to Chris Coney (CryptoVerse, @marketingmonk) [excellent coverage](https://steemit.com/crypto/@marketingmonk/b2hkrwmt) of a new Security Rating's report that has come out, [as reported by news.bitcoin.com](https://news.bitcoin.com/the-daily-security-experts-rank-exchanges-by-safety-malta-dominates-trade-volume/)

This brings me back to when I first started in crypto.  I was very hesitant to put my money on the exchanges, but I also like money.  I wanted so badly to trade, and I can't do trading unless I put my money or crypto on the exchanges, so I needed a way to feel more comfortable.  So I, too, did my own security roundup and came up with a "ratings" of sorts.  

To me, exchanges needed to be secure.  Secure like, say, a castle.  Like this one:

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I'm a coder, so I write scripts.  

This particular script happened to be written in "Python."

Person|Quote
--:|--
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your name?
     Binance:| Sir Binance of Camelot.
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your quest?
     Binance:| To displace the UnHoly FIAT.
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your favorite color?
     Binance:| Blue.
Cryptokeeper:| Right, off you go.

The next one who came up was a little too sure of himself.  I had already tested everyone's social engineering, network defenses, DDOS vulnerabilities, and even whether or not they let the user show API secrets easily or not.  Is their multi-factor authentication up to snuff?  Are they on top of wide-spread trading anomalies?  Let's see...

Person|Quote
--:|--
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your name?
       Huobi:| Huobi of Camelot.
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your quest?
       Huobi:| I seek the displacement!
Cryptokeeper:| What...is the capital of Malta?
       Huobi:| (indignant) I don't know THAT!! (An unseen force whisks him up and over the side.) AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHH!!!!!!! 


This continued for a while, as I interviewed those who knew their bitcoins from their bitconnects and their security from their security tokens.  If they didn't know the difference between a token and a coin, I chucked them out.   



Person|Quote
--:|--
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your name?
    Coinbase:| King Coinbase of the Adopticons!
Cryptokeeper:| What...is your quest?
    Coinbase:| I seek the bridging of Holy Blockchain and FIAT!
Cryptokeeper:| What...number of bits is the checksum of a bitcoin public key?
    Coinbase:| (brief pause) What do you mean, an Base58 checksum or Base64 checksum?
Cryptokeeper:| (confused) Well...I don't know...AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!
  Thomas Lee:| (crossing behind Coinbase) How do you know so much about checksums, sire? 
    Coinbase:| Well, you have to know these sorts of things when you're a king, you know...  (footnote 1)

I eventually was able to judge which exchanges were safe enough for me to trade on.



(Footnote 1) Besides, the answer is the same either way - and it's measured in bytes, not bits, but I just wanted to show him who was King.
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