Blockchain technology and Bitcoin will potentially revolutionize business transactions. Blockchain offers a robust, decentralized platform for privacy and trust. It underlies the digital crypto-currency Bitcoin, which can be exchanged freely and anonymously, without a central authority. Bitcoin transactions - recorded publicly, provide an invaluable dataset to gain insight into the behavior of digital currency and the underlying Blockchain technology. Blocks, transactions with potential multiple inputs and outputs, and flow of bitcoins between addresses, form a sophisticated real-time graph. This talk details a pipeline used to gather bitcoin transaction data and analyze it with powerful graph cloud database technologies.
Zhe Wu is an architect working on semantic and graph technologies in Oracle USA. He leads the design, architecture, and development of the inference engine for W3C RDFS/SKOS/OWL in the database, Java APIs for RDF Semantic Graph, RDF triple-level security, SQL-based graph analytics, Property Graph for RDBMS and Hadoop, and more. As an Oracle representative, he has participated in the W3C OWL 2 working group, RDF working group, and UDDI standard committee. He has served as a member of the program committee for ESWC, OrdRing, ISWC, RR, and OWLED. Zhe has served as co-chair for JIST 2011 and he has served on the editorial board of SWJ 2010. He has been invited to attend Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE 2011). Zhe has publications in ISWC, WWW, AAAI, VLDB, ICDE, JCST, CP, ICTAI, ASAP, and more. He has over fifteen US/International patents granted. Zhe received his PhD in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. He received his BE from the Special Class for Gifted Young, USTC in 1996.