!(https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmc2r695bUdF9wL2dsSvn328LEQ5EhjwB7K1dZKBJ4Zj4y/image.png) <br /> 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: !(https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmT4MCmxzt6CWy2vkHEsKSYF5WJacW4hDHrabv2schB9yV/image.png) <br /> 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.