Anonymity Properties of the Bitcoin P2P Network

  title={Anonymity Properties of the Bitcoin P2P Network},
  author={Giulia C. Fanti and Pramod Viswanath},
Bitcoin is a popular alternative to fiat money, widely used for its perceived anonymity properties. However, recent attacks on Bitcoin’s peer-to-peer (P2P) network demonstrated that its gossip-based flooding protocols, which are used to ensure global network consistency, may enable user deanonymization— the linkage of a user’s IP address with her pseudonym in the Bitcoin network. In 2015, the Bitcoin community responded to these attacks by changing the network’s flooding mechanism to a… CONTINUE READING
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