Escrow Protocols for Cryptocurrencies: How to Buy Physical Goods Using Bitcoin

  title={Escrow Protocols for Cryptocurrencies: How to Buy Physical Goods Using Bitcoin},
  author={Steven Goldfeder and J. Bonneau and R. Gennaro and A. Narayanan},
  booktitle={Financial Cryptography},
  • Steven Goldfeder, J. Bonneau, +1 author A. Narayanan
  • Published in Financial Cryptography 2017
  • Computer Science
  • We consider the problem of buying physical goods with cryptocurrencies. [...] Key Method We formalize the escrow problem and present a suite of schemes with improved security and privacy properties. Our schemes are compatible with Bitcoin and similar blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.Expand Abstract

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