Malte Möser mail@maltemoeser.de

I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University and a Graduate Student Fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). My adviser is Arvind Narayanan.
My research focuses on the security and privacy of cryptographic currencies.

Previously, I was a research assistant in the Information Security Research Group of Rainer Böhme and completed my bachelor and master studies in Information Systems at the University of Münster in Germany. During that time, I received fellowships from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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Publications

2018

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.
To appear in: Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) 2018.
[arXiv][Publisher]

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.

2017

BlockSci: Design and applications of a blockchain analysis platform

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

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, Pages 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.
[PDF][arXiv]

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.
[PDF][IEEE]

2016

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.
[PDF][Blog]

Bitcoin Covenants

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

2015

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.
[PDF][Springer]

2014

Towards Risk Scoring of Bitcoin Transactions

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

2013

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.
[PDF][IEEE]

Talks

Cryptocurrency privacy: research-based guidelines for protocol designers.

Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering (BPASE), Stanford University, CA. January 2018. [Video]

Anonymous Alone? On the Anonymity of Cryptographic Currencies

Lunchtime Seminar, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria. December 2017.

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

IEEE Security & Privacy on the Blockchain (IEEE S&B), Paris, France. April 2017.

Obfuscation in Bitcoin: Techniques and Politics

International Workshop on Obfuscation, New York City, NY. April 2017. Joint presentation with Arvind Narayanan.

Join Me on a Market for Anonymity

15th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, Berkeley, CA. June 2016.

Bitcoin Covenants

IACR Summer School on Blockchain Technologies, Corfu. May 2016.

Bitcoin Covenants

3rd Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research, Barbados. February 2016.

Bitcoin im Visier: Herausforderungen und Potenziale kryptografischer Währungen

Deutsches Forschungsnetz (DFN). Bonn, Germany. December 2015.

From Blockchain to Consensus: Design and Challenges of Cryptographic Currencies.

CoCo Seminar Series, University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. October 2015.

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

2nd Workshop on Bitcoin Research, Puerto Rico. January 2015.

Bitcoin: Prinzipien und Herausforderungen.

Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, Kassel, Germany. September 2014.

Towards Risk Scoring of Bitcoin Transactions

1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research, Barbados. March 2014.

Von Pseudonymität und Anonymität – kann man Bitcoins zurückverfolgen?

Bitcoin-Konferenz, Cologne, Germany. October 2013.

An Inquiry into Money Laundering Opportunities in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

APWG eCrime Researchers Summit, San Francisco, CA. September 2013.