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Re: First Virtual
> Does anybody know anything about a new company named "First Virtual"? I
> know they got NSB from BellCore and a couple of other researchers.
nsb will be giving an invited talk at the winter '95 usenix conference in new
Speaker: Nathanial Borenstein
Affiliation: First Virtual
Abstract: Traditional approaches to introducing commerce to the Internet focus
on using the Internet to facilitate the sale of goods and services. However,
these approaches require either encryption or a closed system in order to
safeguard payment. By restricting our focus to information commerce --
transactions not involving physical goods or service -- we can radically
simplify the underlying commerce model, with extremely important consequences
for the usability and democracy of the Internet's payment infrastructure.
http://www.citi.umich.edu/u/honey/usenix.html has general info on the winter
'95 usenix conference.