Integrating Asymmetric Cryptographic Digital Wallet for Online Services in Nigeria

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Theresa Olubukola Omodunbi 1,* Ayomide S. Akindutire 2 Tolulope Moyosore Awoyelu 3 Rhoda N. Ikono 1 Ishaya P. Gambo 1

1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

2. Canadian Wealth Inc., Calgrary, Alberta, Canada

3. Department of Computer Sciences, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 10 Oct. 2022 / Revised: 26 Nov. 2022 / Accepted: 27 Dec. 2022 / Published: 8 Jun. 2023

Index Terms

Data security, Cryptography, Digital wallet, Cryptocurrency, encryption, decryption


Online stores have integrated one or more payment gateways on their website to facilitate the transaction of goods and services. In the Nigerian case, many physical stores are moving online. However, there is a gap in the payment methods which have slowed down business due to limited payment methods, charges incurred on gateways, and insecurity of websites. This paper is tailored towards the security of online transactions, reduced credit card usage and yet accentuation of cashless policy in Nigeria. Inline with the above stated, this paper proposed a secured digital wallet using cryptography to proffer a solution to exposing confidential information to different sites and curb fraudulent actions. By means of qualitative and quantitative research approach, data on user transactions were collected through google survey forms on how often they make transactions, 91.3% shop online but only 48.1% shop very often and 55% of sample questioned security of online payment, from the quantitative facts above, a larger percent of people who uses financial tools in their shopping activities have more security concern which this study solely aim at. In response to the corncern in the preceeding clauses, a mathematical model was formulated to generate keys for the wallet using an asymmetric cryptography scheme to improve the security process while using an online service. Furthermore, wallet referred in this paper uses the fund preload techniques which limits how often users needs to swipe their credit card for an handshake with the commercial banks, the end goal thus strengthen the Nigeria cashless policy. This paper generated encryption and decryption keys from the extension of the Euclid theorem and implemented a system that can generate keys for fund and asset transfer with the crypto service. The system was tested using unit testing and alpha and beta testing to assert the aims of the research. The result showed that digital wallet usage reduces the exposure of sensitive information on funds and allows using the account on different sites.

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Theresa Olubukola Omodunbi, Ayomide S. Akindutire, Tolulope Moyosore Awoyelu, Rhoda N. Ikono, Ishaya P. Gambo, "Integrating Asymmetric Cryptographic Digital Wallet for Online Services in Nigeria", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.15, No.3, pp. 29-40, 2023. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2023.03.03


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