SOX is a payment protocol that is implemented within WebFunds as a wallet. It consists of a request model over an encryption layer. Requests go from client to server, and replies back from the server to the client.

Requests have these characteristics:


Documentation is a little scattered. Here's some from the various Systemics' sources:

  1. Overview is the original author's paper on the protocol. Whilst the concepts have changed little, this paper is in need of an update.
  2. Executive Summary quickly describes the core features of the protocol.


Start with the Executive Summary, above. Here are some other terms not covered there.

Note that most documentation assumes that SOX is used for a payments protocol; this is not necessarily a limitation, and SOX is also being used for at least one other application, being RTGS trading, which shares similar requirements to payments applications.

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