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Bernhard Haslhofer | Research Profile

I am a faculty member at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, where I lead the Cryptofinance 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.


Aug 2023 - We are hosting a 5-day seminar on Envisioning the Future of Money at the upcoming European Forum Alpbach.

Aug 2023 - Our BIS working paper on The Technology of Decentralized Finance has been published in the Journal of Digital Finance.

Jul 2023 - Our paper Exploring investor behavior in Bitcoin: a study of the disposition effect has been published in the Journal of Digital Finance.

Jun 2023 - New set up a new research colloaboration on criminal activities associated with Decentralized Finance between the Complexity Science Hub and the Canadian Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership.

Apr 2023 - The programme of our 2nd International Workshop on Cryptoasset Analytics is now online! It is co-locate with the Web Conference 2023 and will take place on Monday, May 1st in Austin, Texas.

Apr 2023 - GraphSense r.23.03 supporting actors as first class entities is out and hosted by Iknaio Cryptoasset Analytics GmbH.

Mar 2023 - Our paper Disentangling Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Compositions received the 2023 SUERF - The European Money & Finance Forum / UniCredit Foundation Research prize.