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
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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period3/2/153/4/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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