Douglas H. Steves

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Communication protocols are the computational basis for distributed electronic commerce systems, and thus the properties of these protocols deene the forms of commerce possible in electronic systems. Existing protocols used for electronic commerce focus primarily on security properties, including message integrity, privacy and non-repudiation, and on basic(More)
In this paper we deene several properties necessary for electronic commerce. Principal among these are the ACID contractual properties of agreement, causality, isolation, and durability. Although similar to the ACID database transactional properties, our ACID properties are derived more directly from the elements of contract law. Also included are the(More)
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