International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 57, Issue 8, pp 2563–2573 | Cite as

A Third-Party E-payment Protocol Based on Quantum Multi-proxy Blind Signature

  • Xu-Feng Niu
  • Jian-Zhong Zhang
  • Shu-Cui Xie
  • Bu-Qing Chen


A third-party E-payment protocol is presented in this paper. It is based on quantum multi-proxy blind signature. Adopting the techniques of quantum key distribution, one-time pad and quantum multi-proxy blind signature, our third-party E-payment system could protect user’s anonymity as the traditional E-payment systems do, and also have unconditional security which the classical E-payment systems can not provide. Furthermore, compared with the existing quantum E-payment systems, the proposed system could support the E-payment which using the third-party platforms.


Third-party E-payment Quantum multi-proxy blind signature Unconditional security 



This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61402275, 61402015, 61273311), the Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (Grant No. 2015JM6263, 2016JM6069), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. GK201402004).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu-Feng Niu
    • 1
  • Jian-Zhong Zhang
    • 1
  • Shu-Cui Xie
    • 2
  • Bu-Qing Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Mathematics and Information ScienceShaanxi Normal UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.School of ScienceXi’an University of Posts and TelecommunicationsXi’anChina
  3. 3.Teaching and Research Section of PoliticalPLA Information Engineering UniversityLuoyangChina

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