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ILP and signatures

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:02:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJi=JDtfT6R-VAK2peWSKK7eM=isiSTaGKE4qB8s5dNbA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
Cryptographic signatures are a simple way for ledgers to securely validate
the outcome of the external conditions upon which a transfer is escrowed.
Any one-way function can be used [18]. Using asymmetric cryptography, the
ledger escrows funds pending the presentation of a valid signature for a
pre-defined public key and message or hash. The ledger can then easily
validate the signature when it is presented and determine if the condition
has been met.

http://interledger.org/interledger.pdf

Question: are signatures a necessary component in the ledgers?
Received on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 17:03:01 UTC

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