To increase confidence in commercial transactions over the Web, new protocols as well as new transaction processes are needed. A network of Internet-based intermediaries that guarantee delivery and payment in e-commerce would help bolster consumer and merchant confidence. This paper describes a proposal for a trust web model based on a distributed search algorithm and a network of trusted intermediaries that can establish a trusted channel through which terminal transacting parties deal virtually directly and risk-free with each other.
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- Computer Networks and Communications