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Physics  2005 

Ensuring Trust in One Time Exchanges: Solving the QoS Problem

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We describe a pricing structure for the provision of IT services that ensures trust without requiring repeated interactions between service providers and users. It does so by offering a pricing structure that elicits truthful reporting of quality of service (QoS) by providers while making them profitable. This mechanism also induces truth-telling on the part of users reserving the service.

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