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Lee, Maikel (author)
This research investigates the potential impact of blockchain based start-up crowdfunding. The emergence of blockchain and cryptocurrencies paved the way for a more decentralized finance system which offers alternative funding opportunities for start-ups. The scope of the research is to analyze the benefits and drawbacks of blockchain based...
master thesis 2023
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Oosthoek, K. (author)
Cybercrime is negatively impacting everybody. In recent years cybercriminal activity has directly affected individuals, companies, governments and critical infrastructure. It has led to significant financial damage, impeded critical infrastructure and harmed human lives. Defending against cybercrime is difficult, as persistent actors perpetually...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Oosthoek, K. (author), van Staalduinen, Mark (author), Smaragdakis, G. (author)
The Dark Web, primarily Tor, has evolved to protect user privacy and freedom of speech through anonymous routing. However, Tor also facilitates cybercriminal actors who utilize it for illicit activities. Quantifying the size and nature of such activity is challenging, as Tor complicates indexing by design. This paper proposes a methodology to...
journal article 2023
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Beudeker, Steffen (author)
Money laundering has been in existence for a long time, but with recent developments in cryptocurrency technologies, using them as a new method of laundering criminal proceeds has become available to a wider audience of criminals due to mixer services. Bitcoin can be considered pseudonymous, and Mixer services attempt to obfuscate the money...
master thesis 2022
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Veelers, Rozemarijn (author)
Mixing services try to distort cash flow tracking of cryptocurrencies and obfuscate the origin of customers’ earnings by substituting customers’ cryptocurrency funds with the funds of other customers or the mixers’ private assets. This quality makes mixing services interesting for money laundering, and they are therefore often used by criminals....
master thesis 2022
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Sachs, Maxim (author)
Since the introduction of Blockchain technologies in Bitcoin (Nakamoto & Bitcoin, 2008), there has been over a decade of innovation and growth. The cryptocurrency markets have formed their own ecosystem and followings. On Wednesday 12 th May, 2021, cryptocurrencies reached their highest total market capitalisation yet, at $ 2.5 trillion ...
master thesis 2021
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de Smidt, Emiel (author)
There is an everlasting arms race between censoring bodies and those in its grip. When the censor is employing increasingly sophisticated techniques to digitally monitor and restrict those in its scope, equally sophisticated means to circumvent the digital repression come forward. Those suffering under digital censorship are using nifty ways to...
master thesis 2021
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Volten, Cécile (author)
In order to combat financially-economically related crime the government implemented a new directive ensuring that virtual currency exchanges now have to adhere to requirements from legislation countering money laundering. This thesis researches what the extent is of effects that this legislation posed to the daily operations of virtual currency...
master thesis 2021
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Heemskerk, Joran (author)
The Lightning Network (LN) is a second-layer solution built on top of the Bitcoin protocol, allowing faster and cheaper transactions without compromising on decentralization. LN is also designed to be more anonymous, since less information has to be shared with the entire network. This should, in theory, improve privacy as well. However, recent...
bachelor thesis 2021
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Heijmans, Han (author)
Popular cryptocurrencies lack scalability. Payment Channel Networks (PCN's) allow a large increase in transaction throughput. However, transaction failures are frequent when transactions are routed through multiple intermediaries. A previously introduced protocol, Interdimensional SpeedyMurmurs, increased the success ratio of transactions in PCN...
bachelor thesis 2021
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Plotean, Mihai (author)
The Lightning Network is a second layer payment protocol built on top of Bitcoin, which is scalable and has reduced transaction fees. It does so by eliminating the need to broadcast every transaction to the whole network. When one user wants to send a payment to another, the routing protocol generates a path between them that is always fast and...
bachelor thesis 2021
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van Schetsen, Anouk (author)
Predicting the trends in Bitcoin market prices is a very challenging task due to the many uncertainties and variables influencing the market value. The market is susceptible to quick changes, causing seemingly random fluctuations in the Bitcoin price. Due to the chaotic and highly volatile nature of Bitcoin behavior, investments come with high...
master thesis 2019
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Comans, Martijn (author), de Haas, Olav (author), Jongerius, Ricardo (author), Oudejans, Daan (author), de Smidt, Emiel (author)
Bitcoin’s underlying consensus algorithm, Proof of Work, is of inefficient nature. Due to the sheer size that Bitcoin has grown to over the recent years, power consumption has increased so much that the Bitcoin network has been estimated to consume more power than the whole country of Ireland. This paper investigates several alternatives to the...
student report 2019
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Garbacz, Mateusz (author)
Being capable to foresee the future of a given financial asset as an investor, may lead to significant economic profits. Therefore, stock market prediction is a field that has been extensively developed by numerous researchers and companies. Recently, however, a new branch of financial assets has emerged, namely cryptocurrencies. As a...
master thesis 2018
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Leeuwestein, Linda (author)
In this research, the returns of four cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and Ethereum) were analyzed in order to answer the following research question: “How do the returns of Bitcoin and other altcoins behave over time, and what can we say about extreme values for losses and profits?” With respect to volatility, cryptocurrencies can...
bachelor thesis 2018
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te Hofste, Merel (author)
bachelor thesis 2017
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Heijligers, Jaap (author), van den Berg, René (author), Hoppenbrouwer, Mitchell (author)
Throughout this project two components have been created: Cloudomate and<br/>PlebNet. Cloudomate is a program that can purchase virtual private servers (VPS)<br/>from a number of providers with Bitcoin, it is accessed through a command line<br/>interface and published as Python library. PlebNet is the implementation of an<br/>autonomous self...
bachelor thesis 2017
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Ishmaev, G. (author)
This paper argues that the practical implementation of blockchain technology can be considered an institution of property similar to legal institutions. Invoking Penner's theory of property and Hegel's system of property rights, and using the example of bitcoin, it is possible to demonstrate that blockchain effectively implements all...
journal article 2017
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Olsthoorn, M.J.G. (author), Winter, J. (author)
A decentral electronic marketplace to trade digital currencies was created for this project. Users may trade MultiChain balance for Bitcoin. MultiChain can be described as up- and download currency in a peer-to-peer network. When a peer uploads, the balance of that peer increases and the peer can download more effectively. The client for this...
bachelor thesis 2016
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Kapoor, R. (author)
Bitcoin is a peer to peer decentralized virtual currency, released online through a research paper in 2008 by the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto . Around the world, many countries have cautiously taken minor initiatives to address the regulatory issues, due to its rising popularity. The regulation is not seen as complete, due to the nascent and novel...
master thesis 2016
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