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+<html lang="{{ _('en') }}"><head>
+ <meta charset="utf-8">
+ <title>{{ _("GNU Taler") }} - {{ _("Governments") }}</title>
+ <meta name="description" content="">
+ <!--# include file="common/header.inc" -->
+ </head>
+ <body class="en" onload="loadLang();">
+ <div class="container">
+ <!--# include file="common/navigation.inc" -->
+ <!-- Jumbotron -->
+ <div class="jumbotron">
+ <h1>{{ _("Advantages for governments") }}</h1>
+ <!-- p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-success" href="#" role="button">Get started today</a></p -->
+ </div>
+
+ <!-- Example row of columns -->
+ <div class="row">
+ <div class="col-lg-6">
+ <h2>{{ _("Taxable") }}</h2>
+
+ <p>{{ _("Taler is an electronic payment system that was built with the goal of supporting taxation.
+ With Taler, the receiver of any form of payment is known, and the payment information comes
+ attached with some details about what the payment was made for (but not the identity of the customer). Thus, governments can use this
+ data to tax buisnesses and individuals based on their income, making tax evasion and
+ black markets less viable.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-6">
+ <h2>{{ _("Secure") }}</h2>
+
+ <p>{{ _("Taler's payments are cryptographically secured. Thus, customers, merchants and
+ the exchange can mathematically demonstrate their lawful behavior in court in case
+ of disputes. Financial damages are strictly limited, improving economic security
+ for individuals, merchants, the exchange and the state. Most importantly, an
+ independent auditor can ensure that there is no &quot;bad exchange&quot;
+ within the Taler system who might threaten the economy due to fraud.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ </div>
+ <div class="row">
+ <div class="col-lg-6">
+ <h2>{{ _("Libre") }}</h2>
+
+ <p>{{ _("Taler is free software implementing an open protocol standard. Thus, Taler will
+ enable competition and avoid the monopolization of payment systems that threatens
+ global political and financial stability today.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-6">
+ <h2>{{ _("Efficient") }}</h2>
+
+ <p>{{ _("Taler is designed to be efficient. Unlike timeline-based payment systems like
+ BitCoin, Taler will not threaten the availability of national electric grids or
+ (significantly) contribute to environmental pollution.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-12">
+ <h2 id="overview">{{ _("Taler as seen by governments") }}</h2>
+
+ <p>{{ _("Governments can observe traditional wire
+ transfers entering and leaving the Taler system, and
+ require merchants and exchange operators to provide certain
+ information during financial audits. Exchange operators
+ are expected to be permanently checked by auditors,
+ while merchants may be required to reveal information
+ during regular tax audits.
+ Information available to the government includes:
+ ") }}</p>
+ <p>
+ <img src="images/government.svg" alt="government perspective" style="float: right; margin: 50px 5px 5px 5px;" width="50%">
+ </p><ul>
+ <li>{{ _("From the banking system:
+ The total amount of digital currency
+ obtained by a customer. The government could impose
+ limits on how many digital coins a customer may
+ withdraw within a given timeframe.") }}</li>
+
+ <li>{{ _("From the banking system:
+ The total amount of income received
+ by any merchant via the Taler system.") }}</li>
+
+ <li>{{ _("From auditing the exchange:
+ The amounts of digital coins legitimately withdrawn by
+ customers from the exchange, the value of non-redeemed digital coins
+ in customer's wallets, the value and corresponding wire details
+ of deposit operations performed by merchants with the exchange, and
+ the income of the exchange from transaction fees.") }}</li>
+
+ <li>{{ _("From auditing merchants:
+ For each deposit operation, the exact details of the
+ underlying contract that was signed between
+ customer and merchant. However, this information would
+ typically not include the identity of the customer.
+ Note that while the customer can decide to prove that it was his
+ transaction (i.e. in court when suing the merchant if the
+ merchant failed to deliver on the contract),
+ merchant, exchange and government cannot find out the customer's
+ identity from the information that Taler collects.") }}</li>
+ </ul>
+ <p></p>
+ </div>
+ <!--# include file="common/footer.inc" -->
+ </div> <!-- /container -->
+ </body>
+</html>