Block Chain Analysis
This talk will outline the tools and techniques of block chain analysis. We will present a number of case studies, including:
* an analysis of the profitability of a popular gambling service;
* an investigation into the movement of suspected Mt. Gox bitcoins before and after their declaration of bankruptcy; and
* an attempt at identifying exactly which bitcoins may have been mined by Satoshi Nakamoto.
This talk will be given by Martin Harrigan. He is the founder of QuantaBytes, an Irish startup developing a suite of tools for analyzing and visualizing Bitcoin's block chain. He is also a co-author of one of the earliest academic papers to study the network properties of the block chain and its implications for anonymity.