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What is Wallet

Handbook of Research on Cyber Crime and Information Privacy
A file holding a private key that enables a user to spend tokens on a blockchain.
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The Intersection of Cybercrime and the Blockchain
Vishnu Venkatesh (Babson College, USA) and Steven Gordon (Babson College, USA)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5728-0.ch031
The immutability of blockchains and the transparency of their transaction records would appear to limit the benefit of exploiting them for criminal activity. However, blockchains also offer a high degree of anonymity, similar to fiat paper currency; the technology was intended to facilitate trustless transactions. Coupled with a global, borderless reach, blockchains have become an enabler of cybercrime. They are a new class of assets that, like all other assets, possess security risks and become potential targets of attack. In particular, cryptocurrencies, which depend on blockchain technology, provide significant incentives for attack because of their value. The goals of this chapter are to identify and classify blockchain-based cybercrimes and to explore the avenues for protecting against them at individual, organizational, and policy levels.
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A software or service that supports one or more payment systems.
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A blockchain wallet is a digital wallet that allows users to manage Bitcoin and Ether. A blockchain wallet is provided by blockchain technology.
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Blockchain Tokenisation in Grant Management
Software applications that are used as user interfaces with a blockchain. They are applications used to store, track, and manage a user’s keys to transact with cryptocurrencies.
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Cryptocurrency Adoption
A software program or device that stores private keys to access and manage cryptocurrency holdings.
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