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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.


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.

Nov 2023 - I am presenting our recent paper entitled Increasing the Efficiency of Cryptoasset Investigations by Connecting the Cases at the APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research in Barcelona. This is joint work with the Bavarian Central Office for the Prosecution of Cybercrime.

Oct 2023 - Today we kicked off the KIRAS DeFiTrace project. It aims to create algorithmic methods to detect illegal transactions in cross-ledger DeFi systems.

Oct 2023 - New pre-print on Mapping the DeFi Crime Landscape: An Evidence-based Picture is now available on arXiv.

Oct 2023 - New pre-print on Assessing the Solvency of Virtual Asset Service Providers: Are Current Standards Sufficient? is now available on arXiv.