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Requirements and Design for Voucher Trading System (VTS)

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3506.
Authors Donald E. Eastlake 3rd , Ko Fujimura
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2002-07-25)
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        RFC 3506

        Title:      Requirements and Design for Voucher Trading System
        Author(s):  K. Fujimura, D. Eastlake
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       March 2003
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 30945
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-trade-drt-requirements-04.txt


Crediting loyalty points and collecting digital coupons or gift
certificates are common functions in purchasing and trading
transactions.  These activities can be generalized using the concept
of a "voucher", which is a digital representation of the right to
claim goods or services.  This document presents a Voucher Trading
System (VTS) that circulates vouchers securely and its terminology;
it lists design principles and requirements for VTS and the Generic
Voucher Language (GVL), with which diverse types of vouchers can be

This document is a product of the Internet Open Trading Protocol
Working Group of the IETF.

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