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Title: Network analysis and traceability on monero blockchain
Authors: Phua, Jia Sheng
Keywords: Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Information systems::Information storage and retrieval
Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer systems organization::Computer-communication networks
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Phua, J. S. (2021). Network analysis and traceability on monero blockchain. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: SCSE20-0548
Abstract: Monero was introduced as a privacy-focused alternative to Bitcoin in 2014. Based on privacy enhancing features such as ring signatures, stealth addresses and RingCT, it is supposed to protect the privacy of users while still solving the issue of double spending, which is rare in crypto currency. However, Monero is not foolproof when it comes to privacy, as previous studies have shown that it is vulnerable to weakness such as the 0-mixin attack. In this study, we explore just how much of Monero transactions are traceable, using previously known exploits to de-anonymize Monero inputs. The end goal of this study is to show that Monero is not as untraceable as thought to be, and that for Monero to achieve its privacy goals, it has to enforce privacy-by-default measures, such as using a minimum number of mixins.
Schools: School of Computer Science and Engineering 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SCSE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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