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2021-10-20 Blockchain Nights # 017

Joint event with the Austrian Blockchain Center in Vienna: This blockchain talk kickstarts our ongoing cooperation between the Blockchain Nights and ABC talks.

Topic: Crypto-Payment Privacy: Anonymisation, Deanonymisation

Cryptocurrency payments face a tension between regulators striving to eliminate anonymity due to fear of money laundering and users who wish to preserve their privacy as they legitimately can with cash payments.

In this joint event, our experts will discuss

  • why to build and to use a wallet with built-in CoinJoin mixing,
  • what effects privacy wallets are having on the blockchain,
  • and how privacy and accountability may still be compatible in a privacy-by-default, revoked-by-consensus world.


Hybrid event: online and in two locations: Berlin and Vienna.
If you want to join physically in Vienna, you need to register via abc-research.at.
Otherwise, register with the button above and indicate if you want to be present physically in Berlin, if scarce places are still available. (No scarce place online.)

Please note that registration is required to participate in any setting!

Session Chair:

Hermann Elendner


I. Hermann Elendner & Alexander EislAustrian Blockchain Center
Introducing the cooperation between our Blockchain Nigths and the ABC talks

II. Ádám FicsorCo-Founder and CTO Wasabi Wallet, .NET developer & Co-author of the Bitcoin C# Book
What's the point? [medium post]

III. Johann StockingerResearcher, Technical University of Vienna
Pinpointing and Measuring Wasabi and Samourai CoinJoins in the Bitcoin Ecosystem [paper]

IV. Dr.-Ing. Martin FlorianResearch Group Lead (Weizenbaum-Institute)
Collaborative Deanonymization [paper]

About Blockchain Nights

Our Blockchain Nights are a discussion series aimed to foster a factual debate about Crypto-Currencies, Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts, Digital Assets, DLT, and related technologies.

The aim of the Blockchain Nights is to bring together students, researchers, and start-ups from Berlin's venture scene. The inter-disciplinary series addresses all who are interested in legal, business, economics, or technology perspectives – theorists as well as practitioners.

The Blockchain Nights are currently organised by the in a cooperation with the The Blockchain Nights were originally founded in the beginning of 2017 in a cross-disciplinary cooperation by five professors at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Hermann Elendner (JP Private Equity), Wolfgang Härdle, (LvB Chair of Statistics), Michael Burda (Institute for Economic Theory II, Macro), Stefan Lessmann (Chair of Information Systems), and Björn Scheuermann (Chair of Computer Engineering).

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