Toward de-anonymizing bitcoin by mapping users location

Jules Dupont, Anna C. Squicciarini

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Abstract

The Bitcoin system (https://bitcoin.org) is a pseudo- anony- mous currency that can dissociate a user from any real-world identity. In that context, a successful breach of the virtual and physical divide represents a significant flaw in the Bit-coin system [1]. In this project we demonstrate how to glean information about the real-world users behind Bitcoin trans- actions. We analyze publicly available data about the cryp- tocurrency. In particular, we focus on determining informa- tion about a Bitcoin user's physical location by examining that user's spending habits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCODASPY 2015 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages139-141
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331913
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2015
Event5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, CODASPY 2015 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2015Mar 4 2015

Publication series

NameCODASPY 2015 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy

Other

Other5th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, CODASPY 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period3/2/153/4/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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