Maintaining trust in peer-to-peer barter relationships

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Abstract

This paper proposes a barter currency system called i-WAT to promote sustainable economy in peer-to-peer internetworking. i-WAT itself is a peer-to-peer system, -without necessitating a central point of authority. It uses a digitally signed, electronic form of promissory note as the medium of exchange. This paper illustrates how it should assist internetworking of peer-to-peer systems, and discusses, in particular, how trust can be maintained in such a currency system. Among other means, the current design of i-WAT allows the notes to be transported over Jabber[8, 9] instant messaging protocol. A prototype of an i-WAT checkbook has been developed as a plug-in for a Jabber client. We are beginning to experiment on the actual usage of the currency system using the checkbook as well as provisional web applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshops)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages582-588
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0769520502, 9780769520506
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshop) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2004 Jan 262004 Jan 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshop)
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period04/1/2604/1/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Saito, K. (2004). Maintaining trust in peer-to-peer barter relationships. In Proceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshops) (pp. 582-588). (Proceedings - International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/saintw.2004.1268691