Secure Community Trust Stores for Peer-to-Peer e-Commerce Applications using Cloud Services

Ahmad Fauzi, Hamish Taylor

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P2P e-commerce applications have much lower operational costs and are inherently more scalable than conventional client-server online trading applications. Community Trust Stores (CTS) provide reliable and secure storage services for peers involved in P2P e-trading by storing trust data for the peers. Freely available cloud services can host the Community Trust Store and provide 24/7 availability to participating trading peers avoiding the need to pay for commercial trusted third party services. However, the community store must provide a certain level of assurance and support suitable security measures in order to support e-trading within the P2P application. It must also support community management of the store including jointly signed trading contracts. The Community Trust Stores also stores reputation reports and trading outcomes as future references for others. New memberships for P2P e-commerce groups must be sponsored by current members.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Cloud computing
  • E-Trading
  • Inexpensive
  • Server-Less


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