Blockchain Analytics Tools

Modern cryptocurrencies exploit decentralised ledgers — the so-called blockchains — to record a public and unalterable history of transactions. These ledgers represent a rich, and increasingly growing, source of information, in part of difficult interpretation and undisclosed meaning. Many analytics, mostly based on ad-hoc engineered solutions, are being developed to discover relevant knowledge from these data. We introduce a framework for the development of custom analytics on Bitcoin — the most preeminent cryptocurrency — which also allows to integrate data within the blockchain with data retrieved form external sources. We illustrate the flexibility and effectiveness of our analytics framework by means of paradigmatic use cases.

  • A general framework for Bitcoin analytics | Pre-print