A Dataset of Coordinated Cryptocurrency-Related Social Media Campaigns


  • Karolis Zilius Newcastle University, UK
  • Tasos Spiliotopoulos University of Birmingham, UK
  • Aad van Moorsel University of Birmingham, UK




, Organizational and group behavior mediated by social media; interpersonal communication mediated by social media, Trust; reputation; recommendation systems, Human computer interaction; social media tools; navigation and visualization


The rise in adoption of cryptoassets has brought many new and inexperienced investors in the cryptocurrency space. These investors can be disproportionally influenced by information they receive online, and particularly from social media. This paper presents a dataset of crypto-related bounty events and the users that participate in them. These events coordinate social media campaigns to create artificial "hype" around a crypto project in order to influence the price of its token. The dataset consists of information about 15.8K cross-media bounty events, 185K participants, 10M forum comments and 82M social media URLs collected from the Bounties(Altcoins) subforum of the BitcoinTalk online forum from May 2014 to December 2022. We describe the data collection and the data processing methods employed and we present a basic characterization of the dataset. Furthermore, we discuss potential research opportunities afforded by the dataset across many disciplines and we highlight potential novel insights into how the cryptocurrency industry operates and how it interacts with its audience.




How to Cite

Zilius, K., Spiliotopoulos, T., & van Moorsel, A. (2023). A Dataset of Coordinated Cryptocurrency-Related Social Media Campaigns. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 17(1), 1112-1121. https://doi.org/10.1609/icwsm.v17i1.22219