Pat Farrell wrote:
On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 23:43 -0400, Rich Salz wrote:

I think that by eliminating the need for a merchant to learn
information about your identity ...

Wasn't that a goal of SET?

As I recall, the goal of SET was to have a standard
that was not invented by CyberCash. (I may be biased, I
worked at CyberCash at the time).
This is incorrect. The main politics around SET was the artificial `merger` of iKP (from IBM & Mastercard) and STT (from Visa and MS). As far as I remember, CyberCash were involved but choose not to. They also did not disclose their protocol like the other proposals. I may be wrong about the CyberCash role, though, it was a while, and I don't think it matters so much...
Best regards,

Amir Herzberg

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Bar Ilan University
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