Bitcoin forensics: a tutorial

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Neilson, D., Hara, S. and Mitchell, I. 2017. Bitcoin forensics: a tutorial. Jahankhani, H., Carlile, A., Emm, D., Hosseinian-Far, A., Brown, G., Sexton, G. and Jamal, A. (ed.) 11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability. London, UK 18 - 20 Jan 2017 Cham Springer. pp. 12-26 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_2
TypeConference paper
TitleBitcoin forensics: a tutorial
AuthorsNeilson, D., Hara, S. and Mitchell, I.
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.

KeywordsBitcoin; Blockchain; Curriculum design; Digital forensics
Conference11th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability
Page range12-26
Proceedings Title Global Security, Safety and Sustainability: The Security Challenges of the Connected World - 11th International Conference, ICGS3 2017, London, UK, January 18-20, 2017, Proceedings
SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science
EditorsJahankhani, H., Carlile, A., Emm, D., Hosseinian-Far, A., Brown, G., Sexton, G. and Jamal, A.
ISSN1865-0929
Electronic1865-0937
ISBN
Paperback9783319510637
Electronic9783319510644
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationCham
Publication dates
Print16 Jan 2017
Online04 Jan 2017
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Deposited25 Oct 2016
Accepted17 Sep 2016
Output statusPublished
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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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51064-4_2
Web of Science identifierWOS:000429257200002
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