1994-08-28 - Re: In Search of Genuine DigiCash

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-28 05:17:18 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 27 Aug 94 22:17:18 PDT

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 94 22:17:18 PDT
To: hughes@ah.com (Eric Hughes)
Subject: Re: In Search of Genuine DigiCash
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At  7:45 PM 8/27/94 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>Eric Hughes says:
>>    >If there were already a fully identified digital money system,
>>    Is there one?
>> I don't think there is any digital money system at all, neither
>> anonymous nor fuly identified.
>> There certainly are digital funds transfer systems, almost all fully
>> identified.  These are not digital money systems, although they may be
>> precursors.
>The U.S. banking system is largely a "digital money system" in the
>sense that the bulk of the money in the system is represented in book
>entry form in computer systems and has no other existance.

I suppose what I meant was is there any fully identified offline digital
cash system in the literature. I haven't heard of any from secondary
sources, like around here, or from my cursory reading of Schneier, for

The penalty for imprecision on a mail-list of scientists is blown
bandwidth.  My apologies.

Bob Hettinga

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