Stressing Out: Bitcoin "Stress Testing"
Financial Cryptography Workshops, pp. 3-18, 2016.
In this paper, we present an empirical study of a recent spam campaign (a “stress test”) that resulted in a DoS attack on Bitcoin. The goal of our investigation being to understand the methods spammers used and impact on Bitcoin users. To this end, we used a clustering based method to detect spam transactions. We then validate the cluster...More
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