Terminology

  Financial Transaction

   The term 'financial transaction' is adopted here to refer to the
   abstract notion of any change in the possession of some asset,
   commodity or unit of value (such as a currency) between two or more
   parties.  (This definition is intentionally broad in order to include
   as many systems of exchange as possible.)

  Transaction

   The term 'transaction' is used to refer to the interchange of
   information between two or more parties over a computer networking
   protocol (such as IFEX).
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