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Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph, Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir

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Dandelion++: Lightweight Cryptocurrency Networking with Formal Anonymity Guarantees

Date: 2018-05-28
Author(s): Giulia Fanti, Shaileshh Bojja Venkatakrishnan, Surya Bakshi, Bradley Denby, Shruti Bhargava, Andrew Miller, Pramod Viswanath

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Recent work has demonstrated significant anonymity vulnerabilities in Bitcoin's networking stack. In particular, the current mechanism for broadcasting Bitcoin transactions allows third-party observers to link transactions to the IP addresses that originated them. This lays the groundwork for low-cost, large-scale deanonymization attacks. In this work, we present Dandelion++, a first-principles defense against large-scale deanonymization attacks with near-optimal information-theoretic guarantees. Dandelion++ builds upon a recent proposal called Dandelion that exhibited similar goals. However, in this paper, we highlight simplifying assumptions made in Dandelion, and show how they can lead to serious deanonymization attacks when violated. In contrast, Dandelion++ defends against stronger adversaries that are allowed to disobey protocol. Dandelion++ is lightweight, scalable, and completely interoperable with the existing Bitcoin network. We evaluate it through experiments on Bitcoin's mainnet (i.e., the live Bitcoin network) to demonstrate its interoperability and low broadcast latency overhead.

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Researchers Retract Claim Of Link Between Alleged Silk Road Mastermind And Founder Of Bitcoin

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Why do I believe it was BCN destiny to be born in 2012?

Why do I believe it was BCN destiny to be born in 2012? Just look at this and see yourself:
1983 - Blind signatures were invented by David Chaum link 1997 - HashCash (proof of work system) was invented by Adam Back link
2001 - Ring signatures were invented by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Yael Tauman link
2003 - Mart n Abadi, Michael Burrows, and Ted Wobber presented "Moderately hard, memory-bound functions"link
2004 - Patrick P. Tsang and Victor K. Wei presented their paper "Short linkable ring signatures for e-voting, e-cash and attestation" link
2005 - Matthew Franklin and Haibin Zhang with "Unique Group Signatures" study link
2005 - Exponential memory-bound functions for proof of work protocols by Fabien Coelho link +2006 - "Traceable Ring Signature" by Fujisaki and Suzuki link
2008 - Bitcoin whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto link
2009 - Stronger key derivation via sequential memory-hard functions by Colin Percival link
2009 - First Bitcoin block was generated
2010 -2012 - Bitcoin Anonymity Problem Discussions link
2011 - An Analysis of Anonymity in the Bitcoin System, Fergal Reid and Martin Harrigwere link
5/15/2012 - Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir made Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph link
6/8/2012 - Bytecoin Wiki started link
6/30/2012 - Bytecoin launch announcement link- first news
7/4/2012 - First BCN block was generated link
8/6/2012 - Destination Address Anonymization in Bitcoin (one-time addresses in BCN) link
10/19/2012 - Evaluating User Privacy in Bitcoin by Elli Androulaki, Ghassan O. Karame, Marc Roeschlin, Tobias Scherer, Srdjan Capkun. link
12/12/2012 -CryptoNote whitepaper v 1.0 link
12/13/2012 - Analysis of hashrate-based double-spending, Meni Rosenfeld link
10/17/2013 - CryptoNote whitepaper v 2.0 link
Here we see how the technology logically came to the advent of cryptocurrencies with ring signature and memory-bound function PoW implementation. Soon after Bitcoin's release the community started to raise concerns about its anonymity with multiple solutions and propositions. High concentration of theoretical papers on these topics in 2009-2011 most probably spurred the brightest minds to make attempts of practical e-cash with ring signatures realization. Therefore, BCN couldn't but appear in 2012.
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Let's contact Ron and Shamir asking them to help us fully map MtGox presence on the blockchain.

Some time ago there was a really good paper studying the blockchain. In this they studied the whole blockchain and connected the accounts that sent money together as coming from the same wallet.
Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph from Dorit Ron and Adi Shamir
By doing this they could identify several whales.
Now, I think that with the situation with MtGox we should ask the help from those two researchers, and fully map MtGox activity. If we all share the entry point and the exit address in which we sent money and received money from MtGox it should be quite easy to just map the whole animal out. This would be divided, I suppose, in entry address, exit address, inside address never used but only rarely to store coins, in between address. And then maybe we can start to see exactly from which address some bitcoins have been siphoned out.
It's just a simple unidirectional graph. I don't know how many nodes will it have, but probably we should be able to even draw it.
Any comments before contacting them?
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