publication . Article . 2016

Listening to Whispers of Ripple: Linking Wallets and Deanonymizing Transactions in the Ripple Network

Pedro Moreno-Sanchez; Muhammad Bilal Zafar; Aniket Kate;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2016 Journal: Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (issn: 2299-0984, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> The decentralized I owe you (IOU) transaction network Ripple is gaining prominence as a fast, low-cost and efficient method for performing same and cross-currency payments. Ripple keeps track of IOU credit its users have granted to their business partners or friends, and settles transactions between two connected Ripple wallets by appropriately changing credit values on the connecting paths. Similar to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, while the ownership of the wallets is implicitly pseudonymous in Ripple, IOU credit links and transaction flows between wallets are publicly available in an online ledger. In this paper, ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Credit Networks, Ripple, deanonymization, linking wallets, crypto-currencies, Ethics, BJ1-1725, Electronic computers. Computer science, QA75.5-76.95, Computer science, Active listening, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Information technology, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2016

Listening to Whispers of Ripple: Linking Wallets and Deanonymizing Transactions in the Ripple Network

Pedro Moreno-Sanchez; Muhammad Bilal Zafar; Aniket Kate;