Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-25800
Title: Is electronic cash possible?
Author(s): Schmidt, Max
Schunter, Matthias
Weber, Arnd
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1998
SWD key words: Technische Informatik
Free key words: electronic cash
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: Cash-like payments in electronic commerce and at the traditional point of sale are expected to be beneficial, e.g., because of privacy protection, low transaction costs, and irrevocability. Therefore, we discuss how to design electronic cash in a way that it both mirrors the most important characteristics of raditional cash, but also fulfils the expectations which arise towards electronic means of payment. We analyse the problems and trade-offs between the different characteristics to be implemented. This analysis is based on a user survey and a review of existing technologies for electronic payment systems. Finally we argue why existing systems do not fulfil the critical requirements, and point out future work towards electronic cash which will meet more requirements.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-3537
Series name: Technischer Bericht / A / Fachbereich Informatik, Universität des Saarlandes
Series volume: 1998/03
Date of registration: 23-Jun-2005
Faculty: MI - Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
Department: MI - Informatik
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