Bitcoin forensics: a tutorial

Neilson, David, Hara, Sukhvinder and Mitchell, Ian (2017) Bitcoin forensics: a tutorial. In: 11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety & Sustainability (ICGS3-17), 18-20 Jan 2017, Greenwich, London, England.

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Abstract

Over the past eighteen months, the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin has experienced significant growth in terms of usage and adoption. It has also been predicted that if this growth continues then it will become an increasingly useful tool for various illegal activities. Against this background, it seems safe to assume that students and professionals of digital forensics will require an understanding of the subject. New technologies are often a major challenge to the field of digital forensics due to the technical and legal challenges they introduce. This paper provides a set of tutorials for Bitcoin that allows for leaners from both backgrounds to be taught how it operates, and how it may impact on their working practice. Earlier this year they were delivered to a cohort of third year undergraduates. To the author’s knowledge, this represents the first integration of the topic into a digital forensics programme by a higher education provider.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published as chapter in : Global Security, Safety and Sustainability - The Security Challenges of the Connected World, Volume 630 of the series Communications in Computer and Information Science, pp 12-26
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 20793
Notes on copyright: This is the author accepted manuscript version. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_2
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Depositing User: Ian Mitchell
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 09:40
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 09:30
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20793

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