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Reputation Algebra for Cloud-Based Anonymous Data Storage Systems

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Executive Summary

Given a cloud-based anonymous data storage system, there are two ways for managing the nodes involved in file transfers. One of them is using reputations and the other uses a micropayment system. In reputation-based approach, each node has a reputation associated with it, which is used as a currency or feedback collection for file exchange operations. There have been several attempts over the years to develop a strong and efficient reputation system that provides credibility, fairness, and accountability. One such attempt was the Free Haven Project that provides a strong foundation for cloud-based anonymous data storage systems.

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