Publisher description for Digital money : the new era of Internet commerce / Daniel C. Lynch, Leslie Lundquist.


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"Read this book first before investing in Internet commerce." -- Vinton G. Cerf, Cofounder, The Internet Society
Prepare for the coming revolution in Internet commerce.
In this in-depth executive briefing, CyberCash founder Daniel Lynch and new technology specialist Leslie Lundquist provide decision makers with an invaluable head start on the emerging world of Internet commerce. Digital Money explains the processes, issues, and strategic considerations of options now, or soon to be, available. It helps you to understand the various ways in which your business can benefit from developing Internet transaction capabilities. And it provides answers to an array of practical considerations, such as how much it will cost you to set up and maintain a digital exchange system, what types of technologies and resources you will need to support it, which methods are most appropriate for your type of business, and many others.
Explains the technical basics of secure digital transactions, including encryption and digital signatures
Explains the essential principles of exchanging digital money and goods
Describes current and emerging forms of digital financial transaction, including direct sales, online investing and banking, and the exchange of commodities
Critically reviews proposed protocols and standards now vying for predominance, including Netscape, CyberCash, DigiCash, and First Virtual Holdings
Describes creative ways for using digital money to open new markets and sales opportunities
Authoritative, complete, and up-to-the-minute, Digital Money helps you make informed decisions about how to take your company into the brave new world of Internet commerce.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Electronic funds transfers.
Electronic commerce.
Data encryption (Computer science)
Privacy, Right of.