[Cryptography] Proposal of a fair contract signing protocol

Allen allenpmd at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 13:26:21 EDT 2016

> Alice’s intention until Bob signs is actually irrelevant.  The issue is if
> Bob delays too long then at law there may be through conduct or lack
> thereof, a rejection of the offer sent by Alice, which will be decided on
> the reasonable person approach.  That is, what would a reasonable person
> viewing the activities of both parties conclude based upon the relevant
> actions or inactions of either party.
I believe the original poster is proposing a technical solution that
provides hard-to-refute proof, i.e., something more than just
he-said-she-said or "this is the record of all communications" vs "no it's
not, that is forged, here's the true record".
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