The Graph Structure of Bitcoin

  • Damiano Di Francesco MaesaEmail author
  • Andrea Marino
  • Laura Ricci
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 813)


In this paper we study the structure of the Bitcoin users graph derived from the transactions data stored in the Bitcoin blockchain. This work analyzes the macroscopic structure of the connectivity components of such graph. As our graph represents an economic community, we give an economical interpretation of the different components. To do so we analyze the flow of value between the different components and study the entities contained in each of them. We also perform a temporal analysis of the components evolution to support our economical characterization.


Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency Graph analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damiano Di Francesco Maesa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Marino
    • 1
  • Laura Ricci
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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