An efficient electronic payment system protecting privacy

  • Jan L. Camenisch
  • Jean-Marc Piveteau
  • Markus A. Stadler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 875)


Previously proposed anonymous electronic payment systems have the drawback that the bank has to maintain large databases, which is a handicap for the realization of such systems. In this paper, we present a practical anonymous payment system that significantly reduces the size of such databases. It uses the concept of anonymous accounts and offers anonymity as an add-on feature to existing EFTPOS systems.


electronic payment systems privacy cryptography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan L. Camenisch
    • 1
  • Jean-Marc Piveteau
    • 2
  • Markus A. Stadler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Computer ScienceETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.UBILAB Union Bank of SwitzerlandZurichSwitzerland

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