My english sucks and I'm not an expert but I have some good ideas how improve exchange safety and quality improvement exchanges.
Interest organization (called ex. BCEO):
Established to work for exchange users interests
1) Board members and policy of BCEO is choosen/drawed by this forum community by vote.
2) Exchanges is forced by the community to become member of BCEO and pay ex. 5-10 % of the trade
3) community will support BCEO with donations.
Some of the tasks BCEO can be (u guys can add extra)
1) set up external servers shared by exchanges for user account data and passwords
2) Issue a more secure login options like security tokens, mobile (sms) confirmation etc..(that also non-exchange bitcoin companies can utilize in the future)
3) Perform audits on exchange security
4) Given access to exchanges accounting numbers/sheets (are the client funds complete and secured)
5) take up on behalf of community any concerns with the exchange
6) BCEO can represent the community and exchanges outside world (press release)
U experts/nerds if u see week points with this idea dont bash it, but find the solutions becouse solutions
is what we need out of this mess.
PS: I hate this newbies crap restriction stuff