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A micro-payment architecture for P2P networks
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Paper Abstract

An important goal in P2P networks is that all peers provide resources. However, free riding and tragedy of common are real issues in P2P networks. To resolve these problems, most of the existing work is concerning probabilistic estimation to evaluate the trustworthiness or mechanism design to provide incentive. Instead of design a protocol to solve free riding, we build a micro-payment architecture for these existing protocols using virtual currency which can be more precisely measured and easily be replaced by reputation or other tokens. Our system can avoid from long-term trust learning interactions and high cost of collecting and analyzing reputation information. It can also provide peers incentive to truly report their connection type and security to malicious attacks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6773, Next-Generation Communication and Sensor Networks 2007, 67730N (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.749113
Show Author Affiliations
Jie Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zheng Zhao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xiao Xiong, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Qingwei Shi, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6773:
Next-Generation Communication and Sensor Networks 2007
Sergey I. Balandin, Editor(s)

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