[Bitcoin-development] Deanonymisation of clients in Bitcoin P2P network paper

Gregory Maxwell gmaxwell at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 20:30:16 UTC 2014


On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 5:44 PM, Mistr Bigs <misterbg6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I might be mistaken, but it seems to me this paper discusses unintended ways
> of obtaining the IP addresses of clients involved in transactions on the
> core Bitcoin network.

You're mistaken. :)

If a node is used exclusively via tor it effectively doesn't have a IP address.

(short of bugs of a class that aren't discussed here)

The paper is about fingerprinting approaches that probabilistically
connect transactions to hosts that you can already identify their IPs.




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