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1<html lang="{{ _('en') }} "><head>
2 <meta charset="utf-8">
3 <title>{{ _("GNU Taler") }}</title>
4 <meta name="description" content="Anonymous electronic payments for civil society">
5 <!--# include file="common/header.inc" -->
6 </head>
7 <body class="en" onload="loadLang();">
8 <div class="container">
9 <!--# include file="common/navigation.inc" -->
10 <!-- Jumbotron -->
11 <div class="jumbotron">
12 <img align="middle" alt="Taler logo" width="33%" src="/images/logo-2015-medium.png" style="margin: 0px 0px -120px 0px;">
13 </div>
14 <div class="jumbotron">
15 <h1>{{ _("Electronic payments for a liberal society!") }}</h1>
16 <p>{{ _("Taler is a new electronic payment system under development
17 at <a href='http://www.inria.fr/'>Inria</a>. Today, this website only
18 presents the advantages our system is expected to provide. We expect to
19 make the payment system operational in 2017.") }}</p>
20 </div>
21 <div class="row">
22 <div class="col-lg-4">
23 <h2>{{ _("Taxable") }}</h2>
24 <p>{{ _("Unlike BitCoin or cash payments, Taler ensures that
25 governments can learn their citizen's total income and thus collect
26 sales, value-added or income taxes. Taler is thus a currency for the
27 mainstream economy, and not the black market.") }}</p>
28 </div>
29 <div class="col-lg-4">
30 <h2>{{ _("Anonymous") }}</h2>
31 <p>{{ _("When you pay with Taler, your identity does not have to
32 be revealed to the merchant. The bank, government and exchange will also
33 never learn how you spent your electronic money. However, you can
34 prove that you paid in court if necessary.") }}</p>
35 </div>
36 <div class="col-lg-4">
37 <h2>{{ _("Libre") }}</h2>
38 <p>{{ _("Taler is free software from <a href='http://www.gnu.org/'>GNU</a> implementing an open protocol.
39 Anybody is welcome to inspect our code and integrate our reference
40 implementation into their applications.") }}</p>
41 </div>
42 </div>
43 <div class="row">
44 <div class="col-lg-4">
45 <h2>{{ _("Electronic") }}</h2>
46 <p>{{ _("Taler is designed to work on the Internet. Using a
47 so-called RESTful protocol over HTTP or HTTPS, Taler is easy to
48 integrate with existing Web applications.") }}</p>
49 </div>
50 <div class="col-lg-4">
51 <h2>{{ _("Reserves") }}</h2>
52 <p>{{ _("Taler uses an electronic exchange holding financial
53 reserves in existing currencies. This means that Taler is not
54 a new currency with the inherent currency fluctuation risks, but
55 instead the cryptographic coins correspond to existing currencies, such as
56 US Dollars, Euros or even BitCoins.") }}</p>
57 </div>
58 <div class="col-lg-4">
59 <h2>News</h2>
60 <p>{{ _("Taler Web payments paper published.") }}</p>
61 <p><a class="btn btn-primary" href="/news" role="button">{{ _("More news ยป") }}</a></p>
62 </div>
63 </div>
64 <div class="col-lg-12">
65 <h2 id="taxability">{{ _("Taler technology: About taxability, change and privacy") }}</h2>
66 <p>{{ _("One of the key goals of Taler is to provide anonymity for
67 citizens buying goods and services, while ensuring that the state can
68 observe incoming transactions to ensure businesses engage only in
69 legal activities and do not evade taxes (such as income tax,
70 sales tax or value-added tax). However, we also want to stay
71 out of the immediate personal domain, so sharing funds within a
72 family or copying coins between devices should not be subject to
73 monitoring by the state.
74 ") }}</p>
75 <p>{{ _("As a result, Taler does not intrude into the
76 personal economic domain, offers good privacy, taxability
77 for transactions and the ability to give change.
78 ") }}</p>
79 </div>
80 <!--# include file="common/footer.inc" -->
81 </div> <!-- /container -->
82 </body>