Total amateur to crypto here but I've searched and searched and am at the extent of my knowledge. I've gone down several avenues to satisfy what I'm looking for but I'm just going to describe what I'd like to achieve and see what comes back.
I am creating a transactional peer to peer pub/sub network and I need the following:
A publisher, Alice, broadcasts to the network an encrypted message. She will then make money by selling the key to decrypt that message to subscribers (say Bob). I need an encryption scheme such that anyone on the network (say Charles) can look at the broadcast from Alice (which can include other items separate from the ciphertext, if needed) and the transaction between Alice and Bob and verify that Alice gave the correct key to Bob without having the key himself.