Cem Paya
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Cem Paya

Chief Security Officer at Gemini

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Introducing Authy Push

From day one, Gemini has required 2FA using the Authy service for all accounts. Starting on March 13, 2018 we will be enabling a new Authy feature for added security [...] From day one, Gemini has required 2FA using the Authy service for all accounts. Starting on March 13, 2018 we will be enabling a new Authy feature for added security while performing sensitive transactions: Authy push notifications. Sessions vs transactions Most consumer-grade authentication systems operate at the level of sessions. [...] Read More

Better Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

We have required all of our customers to use two-factor authentication (2FA) from day one. In keeping with our security-first philosophy of protecting and educating our [...] We have required all of our customers to use two-factor authentication (2FA) from day one. In keeping with our security-first philosophy of protecting and educating our customers, we want to provide some background on our 2FA system to encourage our customers to use the Authy app for 2FA rather than SMS, and to dispel some common [...] Read More

Your Bitcoin Wallet May Be At Risk: Safenet HSM Key-Extraction Vulnerability

As a next generation Bitcoin exchange, ensuring the security of bitcoin on deposit is Gemini’s top priority. Perhaps more so than credit-cards, ACH or any other payment [...] As a next generation Bitcoin exchange, ensuring the security of bitcoin on deposit is Gemini’s top priority. Perhaps more so than credit-cards, ACH or any other payment systems, Bitcoin is the one payment technology where possession of money can be boiled down to pure cryptographic capability: generating a signature with an ECDSA private [...] Read More