A Survey on Anonymity and Privacy in Bitcoin-Like Digital Cash Systems

@article{Khalilov2018ASO,
  title={A Survey on Anonymity and Privacy in Bitcoin-Like Digital Cash Systems},
  author={Merve Can Kus Khalilov and Albert Levi},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
  year={2018},
  volume={20},
  pages={2543-2585}
}
Bitcoin is the most widely known distributed, peer-to-peer payment network without existence of a central authority. In Bitcoin, users do not use real names; instead, pseudonyms are used. Managing and verifying transactions and issuing of bitcoins are performed collectively by peers in the network. Since pseudonyms are used without providing any identity, it is perceived that Bitcoin provides anonymity. However, it is one of the most transparent payment networks since all transactions are… CONTINUE READING

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