Abuse-Free Optimistic Contract Signing

@inproceedings{Garay1999AbuseFreeOC,
  title={Abuse-Free Optimistic Contract Signing},
  author={Juan A. Garay and Markus Jakobsson and Philip D. MacKenzie},
  booktitle={CRYPTO},
  year={1999}
}
We introduce the notion of abuse-free distributed contract signing, that is, distributed contract signing in which no party ever can prove to a third party that he is capable of choosing whether to validate or invalidate the contract. Assume Alice and Bob are signing a contract. If the contract protocol they use is not abuse-free, then it is possible for one party, say Alice, at some point to convince a third party, Val, that Bob is committed to the contract, whereas she is not yet. Contract… CONTINUE READING
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