I would like to talk to you about a side project I am currently working on. Within a few weeks I will make public several studies which are directly linked to Peercoin and, as I will show, to all of you - my fellow Peercoiners.
The reason why I’m posting here, teasing you a little about it is because I wanted to test the waters, as they say, get a sense of how some of the disclosures will be appreciated among our community. And also, to ask if some of you here would like to contribute to my work.
So, what is this side project about?
With some of the tools I have developed for my main and more important project, I realised that I was actually able to map the entire Peercoin world, and by that I mean all transactions that have ever occurred within Peercoin. This network mapping allowed me to identify entities such as exchanges, mining pools, people, but also hot and cold wallets. The map also allows us to understand interactions between entities, identify miners, people who trade, people who hold their coins, and of course how much is being sent and collected by everyone.
Enough talk. This PDF file will hopefully give you a little glimpse into this work: http://pchain.info/THIREUS_PEERCOIN_ALL_BLOCKS.pdf
This isn’t much, as this is a filter that I have applied around my name, which allows me to see some of my public interactions. Each node on this map represents a Peercoin address or a wallet (several addresses belonging to the same entity or person). The bigger a node, the bigger the associated wallet balance. Links between nodes represent all transactions (IN and OUT) between entities.
I was able to map all Peercoin addresses (I won’t disclose this map now as I still have some work to do on it). So far, I have identified more than 1500 individuals including the main exchanges and mining pools (their names are displayed on the graph). The main exchange BTC-E was identified, its cold wallet address was identified as well. Other exchanges have also been identified (their cold wallets too) but not their actual names. It is on this last part that I would require your help.
The Peercoin World - Just a small piece of it[/center]
How can you contribute?
It’s fairly simple. Every transaction that you have ever made or received with your Peercoin wallet can help me a lot (even those made in the past years ago with entities such as mining pools). If you can put a name on an address to which you sent or received coins from in the past, and if you are willing to disclose it to me, this would be a huge contribution. A single name can disclose a wallet of several thousands of addresses.
What’s the point of doing this?
As many of you know, I am a strong Peercoin believer and supporter. I hope that the conclusions behind all of these studies will contribute to improving our Peercoin ecosystem and development. I strongly believe that these studies will be a major step forward in having a better understanding of the current status of Peercoin and will hopefully give a big push in taking the appropriate measures to move things forward.
As a small reward, I can provide (on demand) individual mappings of the contributors who will help me disclosing major PPC addresses (such as exchanges or mining pools).
Thank you everyone.
How to contact me?
There are several options to contact me:
- You can send me an anonymous and encrypted message using the following form: http://blog.thireus.com/contact-thireus
- You can send me a PM here on this forum
- You can send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also find my PGP keys on http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/ (look for Thireus)
Edit 1: Fixed the download link.
Edit 2: Few corrections.
Edit 3: Added methods to contact me.