DeepAI AI Chat
Log In Sign Up

SilkViser:A Visual Explorer of Blockchain-based Cryptocurrency Transaction Data

by   Zengsheng Zhong, et al.

Many blockchain-based cryptocurrencies provide users with online blockchain explorers for viewing online transaction data. However, traditional blockchain explorers mostly present transaction information in textual and tabular forms. Such forms make understanding cryptocurrency transaction mechanisms difficult for novice users (NUsers). They are also insufficiently informative for experienced users (EUsers) to recognize advanced transaction information. This study introduces a new online cryptocurrency transaction data viewing tool called SilkViser. Guided by detailed scenario and requirement analyses, we create a series of appreciating visualization designs, such as paper ledger-inspired block and blockchain visualizations and ancient copper coin-inspired transaction visualizations, to help users understand cryptocurrency transaction mechanisms and recognize advanced transaction information. We also provide a set of lightweight interactions to facilitate easy and free data exploration. Moreover, a controlled user study is conducted to quantitatively evaluate the usability and effectiveness of SilkViser. Results indicate that SilkViser can satisfy the requirements of NUsers and EUsers. Our visualization designs can compensate for the inexperience of NUsers in data viewing and attract potential users to participate in cryptocurrency transactions.


page 5

page 9


On Blockchain Metatransactions

In cryptocurrencies, transaction fees are typically exclusively paid in ...

How to Charge Lightning

Off-chain transaction channels represent one of the leading techniques t...

Transaction Characteristics of Bitcoin

Blockchain has been considered as an important technique to enable secur...

RTM: Blockchain That Support Revocable Transaction Model

In many typical application scenarios, it is necessary to revoke the inc...

Transaction Tracking on Blockchain Trading Systems using Personalized PageRank

Due to the pseudonymous nature of blockchain, various cryptocurrency sys...

Efficient and Fine-grained Redactable Blockchain Supporting Accountability and Updating Policies

Redactable Blockchain aims to ensure immutability of the data for most o...

Correlations of Multi-input Monero Transactions

A variety of correlations are detected in the Monero blockchain. The joi...