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+<html lang="{{ _('en') }}"><head>
+ <meta charset="utf-8">
+ <title>{{ _("GNU Taler") }} - {{ _("Investors") }}</title>
+ <meta name="description" content="">
+ <!--# include file="common/" -->
+ </head>
+ <body class="en" onload="loadLang();">
+ <div class="container">
+ <!--# include file="common/" -->
+ <!-- Jumbotron -->
+ <div class="jumbotron">
+ <h1>{{ _("Operate a Taler exchange!") }}</h1>
+ </div>
+ <div class="row">
+ <div class="col-lg-4">
+ <h2>{{ _("Efficient") }}</h2>
+ <p>{{ _("Taler uses efficient cryptographic primitives (such as RSA 2048 and
+ EdDSA) and is thus expected to be able to handle large transaction
+ volumes, only limited by the input/output capabilities of the
+ database. Thus, running a Taler exchange should be profitable even
+ with very low (less than 1 cent) transaction fees (at appropriate
+ transaction volume).") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-4">
+ <h2>{{ _("Secure") }}</h2>
+ <p>{{ _("All transactions in Taler are secured using modern cryptography and
+ trust in all parties is minimized. Financial damage is bounded
+ (for customers, merchants and the exchange) even
+ in the case that systems are compromised and private keys are stolen.
+ Databases can be audited for consistency, resulting in either the
+ detection of compromised systems or the demonstration that
+ participants were honest.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-4">
+ <h2>{{ _("Business model") }}</h2>
+ <p>{{ _("The basic business model for Taler is the operation of an exchange. An exchange converts money from traditional payment systems (Mastercard,
+ SEPA, Visa, BitCoin, ACH, SWIFT, etc.) to anonymous electronic
+ coins in the same currency. The customer can then redeem the electronic
+ coins at a merchant, who can exchange them for money represented using
+ traditional payment systems at the exchange. The exchange can then charge
+ fees (to the customer, merchant or both) to facilitate the transactions.") }}</p>
+ </div>
+ </div>
+ <div class="col-lg-12">
+ <h2 id="overview">{{ _("Taler as seen by the exchange operator") }}</h2>
+ <p>{{ _("The exchange operator primarily operates a Web service
+ portal and keeps databases with transaction details and
+ cryptographic proofs. Its operational expenses are thus related to
+ its interactions with the banking system and the operation of
+ the computing infrastructure, while its income is based on
+ transaction fees it may charge for the various interactions.
+ Key interactions of the exchange include:
+ ") }}</p>
+ <p>
+ <img src="images/exchange.svg" alt="operator perspective" style="float: right; margin: 50px 5px 5px 5px;" width="50%">
+ </p><ul>
+ <li>{{ _("Create a <b>reserve</b> based on an incoming
+ wire transfer from a customer.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("Allow customers to withdraw (and refresh)
+ digital coins from their reserve.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("Accept and validate deposits from merchants.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("Execute wire transfers to merchants in
+ response to validated deposits.") }}</li>
+ <li>{{ _("Preserve and provide cryptographic proofs of
+ correct operation for audits by financial regulators.") }}</li>
+ </ul>
+ <p></p>
+ </div>
+ <!--# include file="common/" -->
+ </div> <!-- /container -->
+ </body>