WhoPay: A Scalable and Anonymous Payment System for Peer-to-Peer Environments

  title={WhoPay: A Scalable and Anonymous Payment System for Peer-to-Peer Environments},
  author={Kai Wei and Alan J. Smith and Yih-Farn Robin Chen and Binh Vo},
  journal={26th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS'06)},
An electronic payment system ideally should provide security, anonymity, fairness, transferability and scalability. Existing payment schemes often lack either anonymity or scalability. In this paper we propose WhoPay, a peer-topeer payment system that provides all the above properties. For anonymity, we represent coins with public keys; for scalability, we distribute coin transfer load across all peers, rather than rely on a central entity such as the broker. This basic version of WhoPay is as… CONTINUE READING
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