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A system for open electronic commerce having a customer trusted agent securely communicating with a first money module, and a merchant trusted agent securely communicating with a second money module. Both trusted agents are capable of establishing a first cryptographically secure session, and both money modules are capable of establishing a second cryptographically secure session. The merchant trusted agent transfers electronic merchandise to the customer trusted agent, and the first money module transfers electronic money to the second money module. The money modules inform their trusted agents of the successful completion of payment, and the customer may use the purchased electronic merchandise.

Title
Trusted agents for open electronic commerce where the transfer of electronic merchandise or electronic money is provisional until the transaction is finalized
Application Number
9/138290
Publication Number
6205436 (B1)
Application Date
August 21, 1998
Publication Date
March 20, 2001
Inventor
Sholom S Rosen
New York
NY, US
Agent
Morgan & Finnegan
US
Assignee
Citibank N A
NY, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
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