LIRA: Lightweight Incentivized Routing for Anonymity
Author(s): Rob Jansen, Aaron Johnson, Paul Syverson
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Date: 24 Apr 2013
Document Type: Presentations
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2013
A lack of incentives for volunteers to contribute resources to Tor has lead to performance and scalability problems while hindering user anonymity. We introduce LIRA, a scheme that uses proportional differentiation to produce performance incentives for contributors and a novel cryptographic lottery scheme that is more efficient and provides better anonymity than previous Tor incentive proposals.