Bitcoin is a digital currency whose transactions are stored into a public ledger, called blockchain, that can be viewed as a directed graph with more than 70 million nodes, where each node represents a transaction and each edge represents Bitcoins flowing from one transaction to another one. We describe a system for the visual analysis of how and when a flow of Bitcoins mixes with other flows in the transaction graph. Such a system relies on high-level metaphors for the representation of the graph and the size and characteristics of transactions, allowing for high level analysis of big portions of it.

DI BATTISTA, G., DI DONATO, V., Patrignani, M., Pizzonia, M., Roselli, V., Tamassia, R. (2015). BitConeView: Visualization of Flows in the Bitcoin Transaction Graph. In Proc. 12th IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec 2015) (pp.1-8). IEEE [10.1109/VIZSEC.2015.7312773].

BitConeView: Visualization of Flows in the Bitcoin Transaction Graph

DI BATTISTA, Giuseppe;DI DONATO, VALENTINO;PATRIGNANI, Maurizio;PIZZONIA, MAURIZIO;ROSELLI, VINCENZO;
2015

Abstract

Bitcoin is a digital currency whose transactions are stored into a public ledger, called blockchain, that can be viewed as a directed graph with more than 70 million nodes, where each node represents a transaction and each edge represents Bitcoins flowing from one transaction to another one. We describe a system for the visual analysis of how and when a flow of Bitcoins mixes with other flows in the transaction graph. Such a system relies on high-level metaphors for the representation of the graph and the size and characteristics of transactions, allowing for high level analysis of big portions of it.
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DI BATTISTA, G., DI DONATO, V., Patrignani, M., Pizzonia, M., Roselli, V., Tamassia, R. (2015). BitConeView: Visualization of Flows in the Bitcoin Transaction Graph. In Proc. 12th IEEE Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security (VizSec 2015) (pp.1-8). IEEE [10.1109/VIZSEC.2015.7312773].
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