How to steal bitcoin private keys?
- A summary of various methods and ways known until recently for recovering bitcoin private keys.
- A new very significant series of advanced key recovery attacks on ECDSA in cryptocurrencies.
Data produced by UCL researchers and UCL students:
- A list of known repeated random events in bitcoin blockchain.
- The same list as a text file with a lot of additional details (e.g. public keys, original scripts, IP address, IP geolocation results etc).
- And here is a list of events where a certain public key has produced signatures with at least 2 distinct bad randoms (preliminary version does not include multisig events).
- And here are some visualizations: since ever, the May 2014 outbreak and the early 2015.
- And here is the same data visualized as a graph (March 2015).
- A list of repeated random digital signature events in LiteCoin blockchain generated by UCL student Kwok Cheng. And here is a tutorial and sources how this can be obtained by another UCL student Qin Tang.
- A list of repeated public key events in Stellar/Lumen blockchain generated by a team of UCL students with Amer Joudiah, Sebastian Toscano and Mohammad Omer Mirza, larger version with more repeated key events. And here is UCL Stellar explorer software.
- Software for mining the ZCash blockchain created by UCL student Davitt Killian.
- Exploring the repeated primes in TLS: datasets produced by UCL students about prime numbers used twice by Internet servers and devices are available here.
- Some UCL bitcoin databases. See also UCL bitcoin transaction data mining tutorial.
- UCL student starter project for password cracking with some databases included.
- Blockchain.info, a major source.
- A web site with fast API for crypto currency pricing data: Cryptocompare.com.
- Real-life animated visualization of the bitcoin blockchain.