Flow Control: A New Approach for Anonymity Control in Electronic Cash Systems

@inproceedings{Sander1999FlowCA,
  title={Flow Control: A New Approach for Anonymity Control in Electronic Cash Systems},
  author={Tomas Sander and Amnon Ta-Shma},
  booktitle={Financial Cryptography},
  year={1999}
}
Anonymity features of electronic payment systems are important for protecting privacy in an electronic world. However, complete anonymity prevents monitoring financial transactions and following the money trail, which are important tools for fighting serious crimes. To solve these type of problems several “escrowed cash” systems, that allow a “Trustee” to trace electronic money, were suggested. In this paper we suggest a completely different approach to anonymity control based on the fact that… CONTINUE READING