Research and Challenges on Bitcoin Anonymity
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- Herrera-Joancomartí J. (2015) Research and Challenges on Bitcoin Anonymity. In: Garcia-Alfaro J. et al. (eds) Data Privacy Management, Autonomous Spontaneous Security, and Security Assurance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8872. Springer, Cham
Bitcoin has emerged as the most successful crypto currency since its appearance back in 2009. Besides its security robustness, two main properties have probably been its key to success: anonymity and decentralization. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive description on the details that make such cryptocurrency an interesting research topic in the privacy community. We perform an exhaustive review of the bitcoin anonymity research papers that have been published so far and we outline some research challenges on that topic.