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A. Manzoor et al., "Demo: A Delay-Tolerant Payment Scheme on the Ethereum Blockchain," 2018 IEEE 19th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM), Chania, 2018, pp. 14-16. doi: 10.1109/WoWMoM.2018.8449794

Demo : a delay-tolerant payment scheme on the Ethereum blockchain

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Author: Manzoor, Ahsan1; Hu, Yining2,3; Ekparinya, Parinya4;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
2University of New South Wales, Australia
3Data61-CSIRO, Australia
4University of Sydney, Australia
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-12-18


Cash-less payment via a variety of credit, debit or prepaid cards is pervasive in our interconnected society, but not so ubiquitous in remote rural regions where network connectivity is intermittent. We proposed a cash-less payment scheme for remote villages based on blockchains that allow maintaining a record of verifiable transactions in a distributed manner. We overcome the limitations of intermittent network connectivity by solely relying on blockchain mining nodes in the village for transaction processing and verification. The bank joins as a peer and monitors node behaviors, rewards miners and processes currency exchanges whenever the connectivity is available. We take advantage of the Ethereum network to develop our solution and demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed system on off-the-shelf computing devices. We emulate a remote village scenario with intermittent network connectivity and show the robustness and reliability of the proposed system.

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ISBN: 978-1-5386-4725-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-4726-4
Article number: 8449794
DOI: 10.1109/WoWMoM.2018.8449794
Host publication: 2018 IEEE 19th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoWMoM)
Conference: IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Type of Publication: B3 Article in conference pro-ceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work has been performed under the framework of 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927), SECUREConnect and Towards Digital Paradise Projects.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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