An ego network analysis of sextortionists -

We consider a particular instance of user interactions in the Bitcoin network, that of interactions among wallet addresses belonging to scammers. Aggregation of multiple inputs and change addresses are common heuristics used to establish relationships among addresses and analyze transaction amounts in the Bitcoin network. We propose a flow centric approach that complements such heuristics, by ... Bitcoin has gained widespread attention globally in 2013 and is the first online currency based on a peer to peer network without any central authority or third parties. Its market capitalization ... Applications like BitConeView [51] and BitIodine [23] help users to analyze the Bitcoin network and study how Bitcoin transactions are completed , with a visual presentation. These types of ...

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