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A Generalized Digital Wallet Architecture

Daswani, Neil and Boneh, Dan and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Ketchpel, Steven and Paepcke, Andreas (2000) A Generalized Digital Wallet Architecture. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab. (Publication Note: A version of this paper appeared in 3rd USENIX Workshop on Electronic Commerce (EC 1998) August 31-September 3, 1998, Boston, MA )




Most existing digital wallet implementations support a single or a limited set of proprietary financial instruments and protocols for electronic commerce transactions, preventing a user from having one consolidated digital wallet to manage all her financial instruments. Efforts to implement extensible digital wallets that are capable of inter-operating with multiple instruments and protocols such as the Java Wallet and the Microsoft Wallet are a step in the right direction, but these wallets have several limitations. In this paper, we propose a new digital wallet architecture that is extensible (can support multiple existing and newly developed instruments and protocols), client-driven (the user initiates all operations, including wallet invocation), symmetric (has common instrument management and protocol management interfaces across commerce applications), and non-web-centric (can be implemented in non-web environments).

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Previous number = SIDL-WP-1998-0092
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:470
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:30 Oct 2001 16:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 14:16

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