Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Mechanism Design Approach
In this paper we use mechanism design approach to find the optimal file-sharing mechanism in a peer-to-peer network. This mechanism improves upon existing incentive schemes. In particular, we show that peer-approved scheme is never optimal and service-quality scheme is optimal only under certain circumstances. Moreover, we find that the optimal mechanism can be implemented by a mixture of peer-approved and service-quality schemes.
|Date of creation:||22 Dec 2006|
|Date of revision:||15 Jun 2006|
|Publication status:||published in The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics under the title â€œIncentive Schemes in Peer-to-Peer Networksâ€ 2009|
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