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Anonymous Communication book
As earlier chapters have shown, electronic cash got its start in the early 1980s in the work of David Chaum. His work in that period introduced primitives that have played a seminal role in research and development of both electronic cash and financial cryptography in general. These include blind signatures , digital pseudonyms, and credential mechanisms and their use in electronic payments and other transactions , and other primitives and refinements on these.