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Re: ecash lottery (Was: ecash casino)

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...


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