Richard Al-Bayaty

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Consider a network environment with no central authority in which each node gains value when transacting with behaving nodes but risks losing value when transacting with misbehaving nodes. One recently proposed mechanism for curbing the harm by misbehaving nodes is that of an introduction-based reputation protocol [1]: transactions are permitted only(More)
—In many network environments, a node seeks to expand the number of connections to other nodes who can make valuable transactions possible. In the possible presence of misbehaving nodes, who make harmful transactions possible, each (behaving) node must use discretion on whether to accept a prospective connection. We study this problem when the mechanism for(More)
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