Cryptocurrency fraud detection through classification techniques

Nrusingha Tripathy, Sidhanta Kumar Balabantaray, Surabi Parida, Subrat Kumar Nayak


Ethereum and its native cryptocurrency, Ether, have played a worthy attention in the development of the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Its programmability and smart contract capabilities have made it a foundational platform for decentralized applications and innovations across various industries. Because of its anonymous and decentralized structure, the hotheaded expansion of cryptocurrencies in the payment space has created both enormous potential and concerns related to cybercrime, including money laundering, financing terrorism, illegal and dangerous services. As more financial institutions attempt to integrate cryptocurrencies into their networks, there is an increasing need to create a more transparent network that can withstand these kinds of attacks. In this work, we are using different classification techniques, such as logistic regression (LR), random forest (RF), k-nearest neighbors (KNN), adaptive boosting (AdaBoost), and extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) for Ethereum fraud detection. The dataset we are using includes rows of legitimate transactions done using the cryptocurrency Ethereum as well as known fraudulent transactions. The “XGBoost” model, which is noteworthy, detects variations that might attract notice and prevent potential issues in this chore.


Anomaly detection; Classification techniques; Cryptocurrency; Financial data; Prediction

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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