The 3rd International Workshop on Cryptoasset Analytics (CAAW)

May 14, 2024 | Singapore
Co-located with The ACM Web Conference 2024

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December 4th 2023: Call for Papers has been published.

February 6th 2024: Submission deadline extended to February 10th, 2024, 23:59 AoE.

March 11th 2024: Added Accepted Papers

March 22nd 2024: Added Tentative Program


The 3rd International Cryptoasset Analytics Workshop (CAAW) brings together researchers from different academic disciplines to present their newest findings related to cryptoassets and their ecosystems; learn about novel analytics methods spanning all layers (P2P network, consensus, on-chain, off-chain); and discuss open challenges and possible future directions. Since cryptoasset analytics has become relevant across disciplines, we envision this workshop as an interdisciplinary venue, also connecting to cross-cutting issues related to law, ethics, privacy, and security.

The program of CAAW 2024 workshop (co-located with TheWebConf2024) features a mix of invited talks and a selection of peer-reviewed research contributions. Workshop topics range from empirical studies, over analytics methods and tools, to case studies, datasets, and cross-cutting issues like legal or ethical aspects. Scientists and professionals from all disciplines and sectors are invited to share their knowledge and experience in this niche intersection of Cryptoassets and Analytics through this workshop, as well as in the future iterations of CAAW.

Workshop Program

CAAW 2024 is a half-day workshop — 14 May 2024, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm (SGT) — co-located with ACM TheWebConf2024.

Session 1

14 May 2024     |     1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (SGT)

Session Chair : Bernhard Haslhofer

  • 1:30 pm - 1:40 pm : Introduction to the Workshop by the Program Co-Chairs
  • 1:40 pm - 2:20 pm : Invited Talk — Known and unknown Unknowns from a prosecutor's perspective - Why cryptoasset-crime is largely unpunished and what science can do about it, by Thomas Goger
  • 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm : Paper Presentation — Anonymity Analysis of the Umbra Stealth Address Scheme on Ethereum, by Alex Kovács and István Seres.
  • 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm : Paper Presentation — Seamlessly Transferring Assets through Layer-0: An In-depth Analysis of Stargate Bridge’s Architecture and Dynamics, by Chuanshan Huang, Tao Yan and Claudio J. Tessone.

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm : Coffee break

Session 2

14 May 2024     |     3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (SGT)

Session Chair : Friedhelm Victor

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm : Invited Talk — The Deceit of Decentralisation: Moving further away rather than closer, by Nikhil Vadgama
  • 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm : Paper Presentation — Measuring Arbitrage Losses and Profitability of AMM Liquidity, by Robin Fritsch.
  • 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm : Paper Presentation — Detecting Financial Bots on the Ethereum Blockchain, by Thomas Niedermayer, Pietro Saggese and Bernhard Haslhofer.
  • 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm : Paper Presentation — Statistical Confidence in Mining Power Estimates for PoW Blockchains, by Mary Milad and Daniel Woods.
  • 5:00 pm : Concluding remarks by the Organizers

Accepted Papers

Measuring Arbitrage Losses and Profitability of AMM Liquidity
Robin Fritsch

Statistical Confidence in Mining Power Estimates for PoW Blockchains
Mary Milad and Daniel Woods

Anonymity Analysis of the Umbra Stealth Address Scheme on Ethereum
Alex Kovács and István Seres

Seamlessly Transferring Assets through Layer-0: An In-depth Analysis of Stargate Bridge’s Architecture and Dynamics
Chuanshan Huang, Tao Yan and Claudio J. Tessone

Detecting Financial Bots on the Ethereum Blockchain
Thomas Niedermayer, Pietro Saggese and Bernhard Haslhofer


Known and unknown Unknowns from a prosecutor's perspective - Why cryptoasset-crime is largely unpunished and what science can do about it
Thomas Groger, Senior Public Prosecutor, Deputy Head of the Central Office for Cybercrime Bavaria, Germany

Nikhil Vadgama, Co-founder of the DLT Science Foundation and deputy director of UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

Call For Papers

This workshop solicits submissions related to cryptoassets and their ecosystems. This includes empirical studies, analytics methods and tools, case studies and use cases, interfaces to web technologies, reusable datasets and cross-cutting issues.

Topics & Themes

Topics and themes of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Empirical studies that address various aspects of cryptoassets, blockchains, and related phenomena by measuring them, leading to new insight into system characteristics or user behavior. This includes, for example,
    • Cryptoasset networks, compositions, and dependencies
    • Smart contract interactions and dependencies
    • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) systems like stablecoins, lending protocols, derivatives, and decentralized exchanges
    • Transitions between DeFi protocols
    • Cross-chain interactions like bridges and atomic swaps
    • Layer-2 systems like off-chain networks and rollups
  • Analytics methods and tools at are suitable to be reused as part of future analytics processes, set new benchmarks, or significantly simplify basic analytics. Examples include:
    • Address clustering techniques
    • Anonymization and identification
    • Dataset extraction and labeling tools
    • Smart contract analysis (e.g., symbolic execution)
  • Case studies and use cases that focus on specific actors, protocols, services, or other phenomena that emerge, for example, in the following areas:
    • Markets and exchanges
    • Virtual Worlds, Blockchain-based Metaverses and Gaming
    • Security breaches
    • Fraudulent activities
  • Cryptoassets and the Web where Web technologies and standards interface with blockchain and technology and cryptoassets. Examples include:
    • Interfaces between traditional web payments and cryptoassets
    • Adoption and use of cryptoasset-related Web applications
    • Impact of cryptoassets on Web security and privacy
  • Datasets
  • that are suitable to be reused or may become benchmark datasets against which new methods can be evaluated and compared. Such datasets consist of, e.g.:
    • Account labels
    • Transaction labels
    • Timeframe labels
  • Cross-cutting issues
  • that exceed the scope of computer science and pay tribute to the interdisciplinary aspect of cryptoasset analytics, such as:
    • Legal and ethical aspects
    • Economics and econometrics
    • Sustainability

Research Papers & Submission Guidelines

The Cryptoasset Analytics Workshop (CAAW) welcomes submissions of papers documenting novel scientific research relevant to the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. The review process is double-blind. The submitted document should not include any author names, affiliations, or other identifying information. This may include, but is not restricted to: acknowledgements, self-citations, references to prior work by the author(s) etc. Submissions not complying with this guidance will be desk-rejected.

We welcome three types of submissions:

  • Full Papers: Full paper submissions must not exceed 12 pages in length (maximum 8 pages for the main paper content + maximum 2 pages for appendices + maximum 2 pages for references).

  • Short Papers: Short paper submissions must not exceed 8 pages in length (maximum 6 pages for the main paper content + maximum 1 page for appendices + maximum 1 page for references).

  • Posters: Poster submissions must not exceed 3 pages in length (maximum 2 pages for the main paper content + maximum 1 page for appendices).

The papers must be formatted according to the instructions below. Papers not complying to the page limits or not following the formatting guidelines will be desk-rejected.

Submissions will be handled via Easychair, at Please take some time to include appropriate keywords for your submission.

The submitted abstract and keywords will be leveraged to find adequate reviewers for submitted papers. Please write an email to, if you have any questions.

Formatting instructions

Submissions must adhere to the ACM template and format published in the ACM guidelines at Please remember to add Concepts and Keywords. Please use the template in double-column format to prepare your submissions. For example, Microsoft Word users may use the Word Interim Template, and LaTeX users may use the sample-sigconf template.

Submissions for review must be in PDF format. They must be self-contained and written in English. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines, or do not view or print properly, will be rejected without review.

Publication policy

The proceedings of the workshops will be published in the conference proceedings (companion volume), which are archived in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted workshop paper has to register for the main conference. Workshop attendance is only granted for registered participants.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: February 5, 2024 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth)
  • Submission deadline: February 10, 2024 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth)
  • Acceptance notification: March 4, 2024
  • Camera-ready version: March 11, 2024
  • Workshops: May 14, 2024


Organizing Committee

  • Bernhard Haslhofer, Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria
  • Friedhelm Victor, TRM Labs, USA
  • Jiahua Xu, The DLT Science Foundation and University College London, United Kingdom
  • Kwok-Yan Lam, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Program Committee

  • Svetlana Abramova, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Rachit Agarwal, Merkle Science
  • Lukas Aumayr, TU Vienna, Austria
  • Stefano Balietti, Mannheim and Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Carlo Campajola, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Alexander Eisl, ABC Research, Austria
  • Yebo Feng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Honglin Fu, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Martin Harrigan, South East Technological University, Rep. of Ireland
  • Lioba Heimbach, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Aljosha Judmayer, SBA Research, Austria
  • Shengnan Li, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Christos Makridis, Stanford University, USA
  • Malte Möser, Chainalysis, USA
  • Masarah Paquet-Clouston, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Pietro Saggese, IMT Lucca, Italy
  • Michael Seidl, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Sourav Sen Gupta, imec Leuven, Belgium
  • Sandeep Shukla, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India
  • Claudio Tessone, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Kentaroh Toyoda, IHPC, Agency for Science and A*STAR SIMTech, Singapore
  • Nicolò Vallarano, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Anton Wahrstätter, Ethereum Foundation
  • Edgar Weippl, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Marcus Wunsch, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Sponsors and Co-organizers

DLT Science Foundation


Contact the organizers at