ChelleChelle writes: "New micropayment systems might be just around the corner" according to this article from ACM Queue Magazine. The authors discuss how SIP (Session Initiation Protocol used to set up realtime sessions in IP-based networks) deployments address accounting and payments. More interestingly, they present a proposal for peer-to-peer realtime accounting and payments using SIP in the spirit of federated identity management. Such a proposal holds much promise for the future of communications.
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