Work in progress.

General Survey / Mixed

  • “Quantitative Analysis of the Full Bitcoin Transaction Graph” (2012) by Dorit Ron, Adi Shamir
  • “A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names” (2013) by Sarah Meiklejohn, Marjori Pomarole, Grant Jordan, Kirill Levchenko, Damon McCoy, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Stefan Savage
  • “Evaluating User Privacy in Bitcoin” (2013) by Elli Androulaki, Ghassan O. Karame, Marc Roeschlin, Tobias Scherer, Srdjan Capkun
  • “Privacy-Enhancing Overlays in Bitcoin” (2015) by Sarah Meiklejohn, Claudio Orlandi
  • “The Other Side of the Coin: User Experiences with Bitcoin Security and Privacy” (2016) by Katharina Krombholz, Aljosha Judmayer, Matthias Gusenbauer, Edgar Weippl
  • “A Survey on Security and Privacy Issues of Bitcoin” (2017) by Mauro Conti, Sandeep Kumar E, Chhagan Lal, Sushmita Ruj

Protocol Proposals & Analysis

  • “Sybil-Resistant Mixing for Bitcoin” (2014) by George Bissias, A. Pinar Ozisik, Brian N. Levine, Marc Liberatore

Node & Peer-to-Peer Layer

  • “An Analysis of Anonymity in the Bitcoin System” (2012) by Fergal Reid, Martin Harrigan
  • “An Analysis of Anonymity in Bitcoin Using P2P Network Traffic” (2014) by Philip Koshy, Diana Koshy, Patrick McDaniel
  • “Deanonymisation of Clients in Bitcoin P2P Network” (2014) by Alex Biryukov, Dmitry Khovratovich, Ivan Pustogarov
  • “P2P Mixing and Unlinkable Bitcoin Transactions” (2017) by Tim Ruffing, Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, Aniket Kate

Merchants & Exchanges

  • “Proving Your Bitcoin Reserves” (2014) by Zak Wilcox
  • “Provisions: Privacy-Preserving Proofs of Solvency for Bitcoin Exchanges” (2015) by Gaby G. Dagher, Benedikt Bünz, Joseph Bonneau, Jeremy Clark, Dan Boneh

Hardware & Devices


Web & Browser

  • “When The Cookie Meets The Blockchain: Privacy Risks of Web Payments via Cryptocurrencies” (2017) by Steven Goldfeder, Harry Kalodner, Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan