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Malte Möser

Hi, I'm Malte. I'm a senior software engineer at Chainalysis.

I received a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University, where I was advised by Arvind Narayanan. I was also a Graduate Student Fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP).

You can find my full bio and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Publications (Google Scholar)


Resurrecting Address Clustering in Bitcoin

Malte Möser and Arvind Narayanan.
Financial Cryptography and Data Security. 2022.
[PDF (Conference)] [arXiv (full)]

Cryptocurrency Privacy in Practice

Malte Möser.
Dissertation. Princeton University. 2022.


BlockSci: Design and applications of a blockchain analysis platform

Harry Kalodner, Malte Möser, Kevin Lee, Steven Goldfeder, Martin Plattner, Alishah Chator, and Arvind Narayanan.
Usenix Security Symposium. 2020.

Measuring the Predictability of Life Outcomes with a Scientific Mass Collaboration.

Matthew J. Salganik, and 111 others (including me)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 117, Issue 15: pp. 8398-8403.


Effective Cryptocurrency Regulation Through Blacklisting

Malte Möser and Arvind Narayanan.


An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain

Malte Möser, Kyle Soska, Ethan Heilman, Kevin Lee, Henry Heffan, Shashvat Srivastava, Kyle Hogan, Jason Hennessey, Andrew Miller, Arvind Narayanan, and Nicolas Christin.
Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Volume 2018, Issue 3, pp 143-163.

Why Preventing a Cryptocurrency Heist Isn't Good Enough

Patrick McCorry, Malte Möser, and Taha Ali.
Twenty-sixth International Workshop on Security Protocols (SPW). March 2018.
[PDF][Publisher (Paper)][Publisher (Discussion)]


BlockSci: Design and applications of a blockchain analysis platform

Harry Kalodner, Steven Goldfeder, Alishah Chator, Malte Möser, and Arvind Narayanan.
Techreport. September 2017.

The Price of Anonymity: Empirical Evidence from a Market for Bitcoin Anonymization

Malte Möser and Rainer Böhme.
Journal of Cybersecurity. Volume 3, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, pp. 127–135.
[Oxford Academic]

Obfuscation in Bitcoin: Techniques and Politics

Arvind Narayanan and Malte Möser.
International Workshop on Obfuscation: Science, Technology, and Theory. June 2017.

An Empirical Analysis of Linkability in the Monero Blockchain

Andrew Miller, Malte Möser, Kevin Lee and Arvind Narayanan.
Techreport, April 2017.
[Updated Version ↑] - [Website]

Anonymous Alone? Measuring Bitcoin's Second-Generation Anonymization Techniques

Malte Möser and Rainer Böhme.
In IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B). Paris, France, April 2017.


Join Me on a Market for Anonymity

Malte Möser and Rainer Böhme.
In The 15th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security. Berkeley, USA, June 2016.
[Updated Version ↑]

Towards Bitcoin Payment Networks

Patrick McCorry, Malte Möser, Siamak F. Shahandashti, and Feng Hao.
Invited paper for the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP 2016). Melbourne, Australia, July 2016.

Bitcoin Covenants

Malte Möser, Ittay Eyal and Emin Gün Sirer.
In 3rd Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research (BITCOIN 2016). Barbados, February 2016.


Trends, Tips, Tolls: A Longitudinal Study of Bitcoin Transaction Fees

Malte Möser and Rainer Böhme.
In 2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research. Puerto Rico, January 2015.


Towards Risk Scoring of Bitcoin Transactions

Malte Möser, Rainer Böhme and Dominic Breuker.
In 1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research. Barbados, March 2014.


An Inquiry into Money Laundering Tools in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

Malte Möser, Rainer Böhme and Dominic Breuker.
In Proceedings of the APWG eCrime Researchers Summit (ECRIME 2013). San Francisco, USA, September 2013.