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Frequently Asked Questions

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Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

It would be possible, however, to withdraw coins denominated in Bitcoin into a Taler wallet (with an appropriate exchange), which would give some benefits over plain Bitcoin, such as instant confirmation times.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

Taler does not require any Blockchain technology, and is also not based on proof-of-work or any other distributed consensus mechanism. Instead, Taler is based on blind signatures. However, it is theoretically possible to combine Taler with peer-to-peer crypto-currencies like Bitcoin.

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Past Events

These are some remarkable events concerning Taler.

September 16, 2020

GNU Taler launched at Bern University of Applied Sciences

The GNU Taler payment system was launched at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in the presence of a representative of the Swiss National Bank.

July 7, 2020

Exchange independent security audit report published

Code Blau, Berlin based independent security auditor, examined the Exchange code of Taler.

Publications

This is an overview of selected publications about Taler.

How to Issue a Central Bank Digital Currency

By David Chaum, Christian Grothoff, Thomas Moser
Article (2021)

Comment émettre une monnaie numérique de banque centrale

By David Chaum, Christian Grothoff, Thomas Moser, translated by Marie Walrafen and Emmanuel Benoist
Article (2021)

Why a Digital Euro should be Online-first and Bearer-based

By Christian Grothoff and Florian Dold
Article (2021)

The GNU Taler System: Practical and Provably Secure Electronic Payments

By Florian Dold
PhD Thesis (2019)

Peer-to-Peer Transactions for Privacy-Preserving Mobile Payments using GNU Taler

By J. Florian Kimmest
Bachelor Thesis (2020)

Embedded system for GNU/Taler: Designing an embedded system for cashless payment on a vending machine

By Dominik Wenger
Bachelor Thesis (2020)

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