The Ephemeral Pairing Problem

  title={The Ephemeral Pairing Problem},
  author={Jaap-Henk Hoepman},
  booktitle={Financial Cryptography},
In wireless ad-hoc broadcast networks the pairing problem consists of establishing a (long-term) connection between two specific physical nodes in the network that do not yet know each other. We focus on the ephemeral version of this problem. Ephemeral pairings occur, for example, when electronic business cards are exchanged between two people that meet, or when one pays at a check-out using a wireless wallet. This problem can, in more abstract terms, be phrased as an ephemeral key exchange… CONTINUE READING
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