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I am a newbie in cryptography (I know the basic RSA, AES stuffs) and am interested in anonymous authentication systems. Looks like David Chaum is the godly figure in the field. I see lots of people citing his anonymous credential system paper and his paper.

Can someone explain in simple language (and simple maths), the concept behind David Chaum's anonymous credential system? I find the papers too heavy to understand. I probably have lots of follow up questions.

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  • $\begingroup$ "Security without Identification" is the best part, I believe, to start from. It explains the concept, in simple language and simple math. Yes, it still could be heavy. $\endgroup$ – Vadym Fedyukovych Nov 26 '15 at 10:35

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