Token-Based Accounting and Distributed Pricing to Introduce Market Mechanisms in a Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Scenario

@inproceedings{Hausheer2003TokenBasedAA,
  title={Token-Based Accounting and Distributed Pricing to Introduce Market Mechanisms in a Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Scenario},
  author={David Hausheer and Nicolas Liebau and Andreas Mauthe and Ralf Steinmetz and Burkhard Stiller},
  booktitle={Peer-to-Peer Computing},
  year={2003}
}
This paper presents a token-based accounting mechanism that alleviates the free riding problem in P2P networks. The approach is complemented by distributed pricing as a flexible and viable scheme to incite users to share valuable content and to efficiently balance requests among all peers based on economic decisions. 
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