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Design of a secure and efficient multiple coins plus multiple denominations e-cash scheme

Chang, Yu Cheng (2004) Design of a secure and efficient multiple coins plus multiple denominations e-cash scheme. PhD thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

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Anonymous electronic cash (E-Cash) are inefficient compared to other electronic payment systems, since the additional “anonymous” functionality increases the complexity and processing time. Thus, the objective of this thesis is to address and improve the efficiency of E-Cash. A Modified Batch Signature Generation Concept has been devised and implemented into Brand’s model. The resultant multiple coins scheme proved to be more efficient than many existing schemes. Further efficiency improvement was achieved by implementing preprocessing, on-line and post-processing concept. Then, multiple denominations functionality was added to the scheme which further improved the efficiency. After that, coin tracing and owner tracing functionality has been included using New Indirect Discourse of Proof which is more efficient than previous method. The security analysis has been performed on Brand’s model/scheme found some lapses in his scheme such that it is vulnerable to some form of attacks. Since Brand’s scheme is the basis of most E-Cash schemes including the scheme developed in this research, this discovery is significant. Improvements were then made to the scheme that has been developed to make it secure from these attacks. The resultant scheme is called Chang’s scheme. Comparison of Chang’s scheme with other “state of the art” E-Cash schemes showed that Chang’s scheme is better, if observed from both efficiency and security perspective.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2004; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jasmy Yunus
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electronic payment systems; electronic cash (E-Cash); security analysis; modified batch signature generation concept
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:3975
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:26 Jul 2007 01:43
Last Modified:23 Jan 2011 04:23

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