A peer-to-peer market place is likely to be based on some underlying micro-payment scheme where each user can act both as a customer and as a merchant. Such systems, even when designed for largely distributed domains, may be implemented according to hybrid topologies where trusted third intermediaries (e.g. the broker) are single points of failures. For this reason it is crucial that such central entities scale well w.r.t. the overall number of transactions. In this paper, we focus on PPay as a case study, to show how the broker would greatly benefit in terms of computational cost if aggregate signatures are adopted instead of RSA signatures.

A P2P Market Place Based on Aggregate Signatures

RUFFO, Giancarlo Francesco;SCHIFANELLA, ROSSANO
2005

Abstract

A peer-to-peer market place is likely to be based on some underlying micro-payment scheme where each user can act both as a customer and as a merchant. Such systems, even when designed for largely distributed domains, may be implemented according to hybrid topologies where trusted third intermediaries (e.g. the broker) are single points of failures. For this reason it is crucial that such central entities scale well w.r.t. the overall number of transactions. In this paper, we focus on PPay as a case study, to show how the broker would greatly benefit in terms of computational cost if aggregate signatures are adopted instead of RSA signatures.
International Workshop on Applications and Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems (AEPP 2005)
Nanjing, P. R. China
1 November
3759/2005
54
63
D. CATALANO; G. RUFFO; R. SCHIFANELLA
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