# [freehaven-dev] RfC: MIX cascade protocol / reputation system paper

Paul Syverson and I have finished a draft for the paper we intend to
submit to Financial Crypto on Sunday. We'd love to have your comments
on our ideas, design, phrasing, etc.

\begin{abstract}
We describe a MIX cascade protocol with a reputation system to increase
the reliability of a network of MIX cascades. MIX nodes choose a bandwidth
level to contribute, and each day generate a communally random seed to
determine their configuration. Nodes send test messages to monitor their
cascades. Senders can also demonstrate message decryptions to convince
node to declare the failure of its own cascade, we eliminate the need
for global trusted witnesses.
\end{abstract}

You can fetch the draft from http://freehaven.net/doc/casc-rep/casc-rep.ps

Or for those who like double-spaced papers so you can bleed on them more
easily, http://cvs.seul.org/~arma/casc-rep-doublespaced.ps

Be sure to get the most recent copy, since we will be doing more edits
over the next few days.

Thanks!
--Roger