Monthly Archives: March 2014

Frostwire integrates Bitcoin payments into BitTorrent client … to fight piracy?

Posted on 1st March, 2014

As one of the most well-known BitTorrent clients, FrostWire is used to claims that it helps to foster online piracy. So when the developers announced an experimental mechanism to allow users to donate Bitcoins to torrent sharers, it was only natural for the community to assume that this was to allow the monetization of digital […]

Report: Mapping Bitcoin addresses to IPs is difficult, but possible

Posted on 1st March, 2014

In a paper to be presented at the Financial Cryptography and Data Security Conference in Barbados this week, researchers claim that it’s possible to connect a seemingly anonymous Bitcoin address with an IP address. Possible, but not particularly easy. Titled “An Analysis of Anonymity in Bitcoin Using P2P Network Traffic,” the paper outlines the methods […]