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Attacking Bitcoin’s anonymity with graph analytics

A new paper by researchers from Harvard and MIT shows that the Bitcoin users anonymity might be vulnerable. Using the transaction history and open-source information, the researchers used graph analytics to associate “real” names to transactions. The public anonymity of Bitcoin Bitcoin allows users to store and exchange bitcoins, a virtual currency. Its supposed popularity […]

How graphs can power drug prescription

Doctors and health care providers are tasked with a very difficult task. They have to choose from an ever increasing supply of drugs which to administer their patients. Choosing the right drug involve checking for potential negative interactions between the drug (or drugs) and the patient traits. That process can be optimized with the help […]

Knowledge management : analysing documents metadata with graphs

It’s one thing to produce documents and another to produce knowledge. Graphs can help extract interesting information out of documents and add an extra layer of information in a knowledge management system. Let’s see how to turn metadata into insights with Neo4j! From documents to metadata Organizations usually have an easier time producing documents than […]

Can graphs help fight gangs?

Using diseases and businesses as metaphors to understand gangs create interesting insights. According to new research from Yale and the West Point Military Academy, graph theory can be applied by law enforcement agencies. Armed with graphs, they can identify at risk individuals or target gang leaders. Is homicide a contagious disease? Cristopher Wilderman and Andrew Papachristos […]

Mobile war : patents and graph visualization

If you’re following the news you probably have heard of the epic suits tech companies are engaged in. A US jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $120M and Rockstar (ie Apple, Microsoft et al ) has launched a nuclear strike on Google. With every one suing everyone, it’s hard to follow what’s going on. Thomson Reuters […]

Network management and impact analysis with Neo4j

Network management is a use case where graph databases and graph visualization solutions like Linkurious can greatly help. With a concrete example, we are going to see how graphs are the perfect tool for impact analysis and network maintenance. Bad network management can be expensive Operating an enterprise network is no easy task. It involves […]