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The MIT Press Book

The mathematical underpinnings of the U-Prove technology have been published in the book “Rethinking Public Key Infrastructures and Digital Certificates; Building in Privacy,” authored by Dr. Stefan Brands and published by The MIT Press in August 2000 (ISBN 0-262-02491-8, first edition) with a foreword by professor Ronald L. Rivest. The MIT Press has kindly granted us the permission to make the book contents available for free download, subject to the following copyright notice.

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