A Mechanism for Anonymous Credit Card Systems
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This paper proposes a mechanism for anonymous credit card systems, in which each credit card holder can conceal individual transactions from the credit card company, while enabling the credit card company to calculate the total expenditures of transactions of individual card holders during specified periods, and to identify card holders who executed dishonest transactions. Based on three existing mechanisms, i.e. <i>anonymous authentication</i>, <i>blind signature</i> and <i>secure statistical data gathering</i>, together with <i>implicit transaction links</i> proposed here, the proposed mechanism enables development of anonymous credit card systems without assuming any absolutely trustworthy entity like tamper resistant devices or organizations faithful both to the credit card company and card holders.
- IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
IEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems 127(1), 81-87, 2007-01-01
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan