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Bernhard Haslhofer | Research Profile

I am a faculty member at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, where I lead the Financial Technologies research group. Additionally, I am also one of the co-founders of Iknaio Cryptoasset Analytics GmbH and a court-certified expert in IT and cryptoasset forensics.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on applying quantitative methods to large-scale network datasets in order to derive new insights.

Currently, I am directing my efforts towards the field of cryptoasset analytics. Using quantitative methods, my team and I are investigating various research questions related to cryptoasset ecosystems, such as those surrounding Bitcoin and Ethereum. In addition, I am leading the development of the GraphSense Cryptoasset Analytics Platform and teaching a course on Cryptoasset Analytics at TU Vienna.


May 2024 - We are hosting this year's edition of the Frontiers in DeFi workshop workshop.

May 2024 - I presented our working paper on Mapping the DeFi Crime Landscape at the 10th EUROPOL Virtual Currencies Conference in The Hague.

Apr 2024 - We achieved second place in the 2024 Houska Prize for our research in the cryptoassets field.

Apr 2024 - New pre-print on Detecting Financial Bots in the Ethereum Blockchain is now available on arXiv.

Jan 2024 - We are pleased to announce the release of GraphSense v24.01. This update introduces tracing and tracking functionalities for the Tron network. A hosted version is available at Iknaio Cryptoasset Analytics GmbH.

Jan 2024 - We are going to host the next edition of the international conference on Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT). The CfP is out now!

Dec 2023 - We will host the next edition of our Cryptoasset Analytics workshop (CAAW'24) at the Web Conference in Singpore next year.

Nov 2023 - Our paper entitled The governance of decentralized autonomous organizations: A study of contributors' influence, networks, and shifts in voting power. has been accepted for the upcoming Financial Cryptography and Data Security conference.

Nov 2023 - We are going to host next year's edition of the Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT 2024) conference in Vienna.