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A Scalable Cryptocurrency Analytics Platform built on Apache Spark and Cassandra


GraphSense is an open source platform for analyzing cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.

Technical Architecture

GraphSense is built on scalable and distributed cluster technology and therefore requires a number of software components. They must be setup and/or executed in the following order:


The following example shows details about an example Bitcoin address.



Some more technical details about GraphSense are described here; please cite as:

    title={O Bitcoin Where Art Thou? Insight into Large-Scale Transaction Graphs.},
    author={Haslhofer, Bernhard and Karl, Roman and Filtz, Erwin},
    booktitle={SEMANTiCS (Posters, Demos)},

So far, GraphSense has been used for computing statistics in the following scientific papers:

Filtz, E., Polleres, A., Karl, R., Haslhofer, B.: Evolution of the Bitcoin Address Graph - An Exploratory Longitudinal Study. International Data Science Conference (DSC 2017), Salzburg, Austria, 2017. (pdf)