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Secure Score Management for Peer-to-Peer Systems

Kamvar, Sepandar and Yang, Beverly and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2004) Secure Score Management for Peer-to-Peer Systems. Technical Report. Stanford.




We propose a secure method to manage digital currency and other types of scores in a P2P network. In this method, called MOTHERS, each peer is assigned one or more "score managers" who mediate all transactions in which that peer is involved. Score managers are assigned to a peer using a Distributed Hash Table, so that peers may not choose their score manager. We show that this system has a low probability of breach, even in highly adversarial conditions where large collections of malicious peers collaborate in an attempt to subvert the system. We also discuss how to make the system more efficient at the expense of decreased security.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
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ID Code:670
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Deposited On:11 Dec 2005 16:00
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