O Bitcoin Where Art Thou? Insight into Large-Scale Transaction Graphs

Bernhard Haslhofer, Roman Karl, Erwin Filtz

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Konferenzband


Bitcoin is a rising digital currency and exemplifies the grow- ing need for systematically gathering and analyzing pub- lic transaction data sets such as the blockchain. However, the blockchain in its raw form is just a large ledger listing transfers of currency units between alphanumeric character strings, without revealing contextually relevant real-world information. In this demo, we present GraphSense, which is a solution that applies a graph-centric perspective on digital currency transactions. It allows users to explore transactions and follow the money ow, facilitates analytics by semantically enriching the transaction graph, supports path and graph pattern search, and guides analysts to anomalous data points. To deal with the growing volume and velocity of transaction data, we implemented our solution on a horizontally scalable data processing and analytics infrastructure. Given the ongoing digital transformation in financial services and technologies, we believe that our approach contributes to development of analytics solutions for digital currency ecosystems, which is relevant in fields such as financial analytics, law enforcement, or scientific research
Titel des SammelwerksJoint Proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track of the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems - SEMANTiCS2016 and the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Change & Evolving Semantics (SuCCESS'16) co-located with the 12th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS 2016), Leipzig, Germany, September 12-15, 2016
Herausgeber*innen Michael Martin and Martí Cuquet and Erwin Folmer
VerlagCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Seiten1 - 4
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2016