Timed-Release Crypto

Lord Among Panthers corwin at Cayman.COM
Thu Feb 11 13:46:35 PST 1993

Robin  sez

>Dorn suggests: 
>>The servers would generate a key pair on request, for a fee.  Send you
>>the public key to encrypt the "message" for storage somewhere.  
> I guess this might work, but now you have to be more specific in
> telling your escrow service where to look for public keys to decode
> you message.  With just a few standard time-key servers, this isn't
> needed, and perhaps we could all share the costs of monitoring their
> trustworthyness.  Needing just a few, the need might easily be met by
> charity.

The escrow services could run the time-key servers (since without the time-key servers, there would be less business for the escrow services).  Getting keys
would then be free and the cost of running the server could be subsidised 
from the cost of storing the message.


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