1995-11-30 - Re: ecash lottery (Was: ecash casino)

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1995-11-30 14:41:40 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 22:41:40 +0800

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From: rah@shipwright.com (Robert Hettinga)
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 22:41:40 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: ecash lottery (Was: ecash casino)
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At 5:27 AM 11/30/95, Timothy C. May wrote:
>My intuition (hand-waving) is that an anonymous lottery is possible, but I
>haven't looked at the details. Certainly multiple trusted holders of keys
>(escrow agents) would help make the lottery fair. Maybe bit commitment
>would help (each player buys the right to play, then "commits" his number.
>A public reading of the winning number occurs, and the winner can reveal
>his winning number (anonymously if he wishes, providing he had registered
>his hash....).

My bet it would work a lot like anonymous voting schemes would, though I
don't know how. It just feels like the same kind of thing...


Robert Hettinga (rah@shipwright.com)
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