The Case Against Micropayments

  • Andrew Odlyzko
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45126-6_6

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2742)
Cite this paper as:
Odlyzko A. (2003) The Case Against Micropayments. In: Wright R.N. (eds) Financial Cryptography. FC 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2742. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Micropayments are likely to continue disappointing their advocates. They are an interesting technology. However, there are many non-technological reasons why they will take far longer than is generally expected to be widely used, and most probably will play only a minor role in the economy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Odlyzko
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  1. 1.Digital Technology CenterUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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