Aspects of the Digital Silk Road

Here are pointers to a couple of versions of the original paper in a couple of formats. This paper describes a cartoon version of the network with no suggestion of how it might come about and ignoring evident issues of gaming the system. These are covered elsewhere but not in what might be called the ‘Essential DSR’. Other electronic money schemes

Architectural Issues, Issues with DSR
Who is at Risk?
DSR is Hard
Attack of the Killer Zombies, 400 Mb/s of NTP requests
Proposed Initial Protocol Standards
Notes on DSR Layering
Congestion and Price Signals
Priority of Datagrams
Flow Control; Backpressure
Categories of applications
Extending DSR to a network architecture
A protocol to limit fraud and misunderstandings between DSR nodes.
The DSR Monopolist
Currency Panics and Arbitrageurs
DSR vulnerabilities
Distributed Security
DSR and Denial of Service
Here are some comments on an idea called “Active Networks”.
A DSR style mail service that addresses spamming.
Evolving to DSR thru Spam
This suggests how to gently introduce DSR.
And yet another one point DSR boot, and a how it might proliferate.
e-mail boot?
Toll Booth for News
Private networks
Cell Phones and Spontaneous DSR
Micro payments thru browser
I describe a concrete situation where packet carriers make money.
Pay your Reader (or boot DSR)
Fragmentary formal note on DSR bootstrap
Integrating DSR and Glassnet ideas.
Content Provider charges ISP
eMain list ideas
Notions for Guides
Bootstrap global conventions
Crude Hardware Cost Guesses and design ideas
Organization of Node Code
Managing the Link

Other sites:

From its summary this is a more recent and thorough analysis of such arrangements.
And here is a project that takes some ideas from DSR:
CryptoNet: Moriarty’s application of some DSR ideas.
Ted Nelson’s Ideas
The Opposition
These ideas might handle transactions larger than DSR but yet small for Bitcoin.

Web Grows Without Profit
Jacob Nielsen’s The Case for Micropayments
Ted Anderson has written an interesting note on markets for data and information services.
Distributed Denial of Service Attacks: Who Pays?
Liability for Computer Glitches and Online Security Lapses
A UK 900 like cell phone service, 2013 story.
Cisco says how internet incentives work.
Peering—Whose Pipes?
DDOS, botnets, 2008
Call Me—Pay Me

There are “Premium-rate telephone numbers” in many countries via which part of price to caller flows to callee. Skype passes this payment thru.

Cell phone money pushes money thru a communications network.

Other networking notes at this site and many notes on how to employ networks in a capability context.

Here is a quote I find in Dec 2004 from this useful site.

2012 thoughts

The Global DSR conventions
Under hardware we consider inherent capabilities of DRAM, color multiplexing, how to organize traffic on the fiber and how the hardware and software interact.
Non blocking Crossbar logic may be necessary for a memory bus sufficient to dispatch payloads to the correct fiber, and perhaps color.
The logic of circuits
The sorts of messages on a link
About the Link
PriceSignals: The economics of moving really big data.
Debugging DSR
A stab at costs Cost
The Market
QoS, dropping packets, Latency: BackPressure
Current packet formats
An Older Packet Format
Thinking about node state
Logic of Guide
Fuzzy network edge
To terminate a path
Magic of XOR paths
Abstract Congestion
Naming a node
Forward Error Control today
Dec 15 format notions
Hardware Priority
Cheap Services

Where does this fit?